For the most part, red tide spared Pinellas beaches during the recent outbreak that has so beleaguered our neighbors south of the Sunshine Skyway.
Airborne toxins did reach up to Fort DeSoto and St. Pete Beach, but the impact was relatively minor.
For those of you who want the most recent information about red tide and its impact along the Florida coastline, we suggest following these links:
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium for tracking app
Ocean Circulation Group for tracking harmful algae blooms
Florida Department of Health for precautions to take
Pinellas County Environmental Management for local impact
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater for visitor information and beach news
Visit our past articles about red tide: