A bloom of red tide continues to affect the Suncoast…K. brevis was observed at background to high concentrations in 12 samples collected from Sarasota County.

Over the past week, fish kills were reported in Sarasota County at Manasota Beach, Siesta Key Beach, Venice Beach, and the Venice North Jetty.

Respiratory irritation was reported over the past week at five different spots on multiple days in Sarasota County as well.

Southeast movement of that red tide is expected through the end of the week.