Breaking News

Red Tide Is Now Present at Every Beach in Sarasota

Elevated levels of the fish-killing bacteria that causes red tide have been found at all 16 area beaches.

11/10/2022 By Isaac Eger

Swim Advisory

Where Is It Safe to Swim in Sarasota Right Now?

Officials have detected fecal bacteria and red tide in our waterways. We spoke with an expert in Sarasota water quality to find out where it's safe to swim.

11/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

Red Tide

Sarasota Health Department Reports Elevated Levels of Red Tide at Area Beaches—Again

The beaches with elevated levels of red tide include Venice Beach, Service Club Park, Venice Fishing Pier, Brohard Beach, and Caspersen Beach, Manasota Key, and Blind Pass.

11/01/2022 By Megan McDonald

Here We Go Again

Red Tide Has Been Detected at Sarasota County Beaches

The beaches include Turtle Beach, Nokomis Beach, North Jetty, Venice Beach, Service Club Park, Venice Fishing Pier, Brohard Beach, and Caspersen Beach.

10/19/2022 By Megan McDonald

Ian's Aftermath

Has Hurricane Ian Created Another Red Tide Event?

The water Hurricane Ian dumped on to the state is making its way to sea, with ingredients for a possible harmful algal bloom.

10/13/2022 By Isaac Eger

The Storm

How Has Hurricane Ian Affected Sarasota's Water Quality?

Environmentalists say things will likely get worse before they get better.

09/30/2022 By Isaac Eger

Science

Researchers Are Studying How Red Tide Affects Our Long-Term Health

Studies have found red tide can have a lasting effect on the brain and lungs.

07/21/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Red Tide

New Study Quantifies the Economic Cost of 2018 Red Tide Bloom

The study estimates there was approximately $184 million in losses in the tourism sector.

03/17/2022 By Staff

Environment

Are the Public's Concerns About the Future of Piney Point Being Heard?

Environmentalists say the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Manatee County are stifling public engagement rather than encouraging it.

10/14/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Red Tide

Sarasota DOH: Red Tide Is Present in the Gulf (Again)

Elevated levels of red tide have been detected at most Sarasota County beaches.

10/07/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Solutions to Avoid Red Tide Launches Regional 'Healthy Ponds Collaborative'

The new collaborative aims to help more neighborhoods upgrade their ponds, more effectively remove red-tide causing nutrients, and cost-share the improvements.

09/15/2021 By Staff

Sponsored Content

Fighting Red Tide, One Neighborhood Pond at a Time

An ambitious partnership helps local Gulf Coast communities upgrade their stormwater retention ponds to help mitigate red tides.

09/14/2021

Update

Is There Still Red Tide in Sarasota Bay and the Gulf?

Harmful algal blooms have diminished near Siesta, Lido and Longboat Keys, but are still present in Venice and south Sarasota.

08/23/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Newsflash

Stephen King Talks Writing, Covid, Piney Point and Red Tide on The Late Show

For such a small city, Sarasota sure seems to make the news a lot.

08/10/2021 By Megan McDonald

Water quality

Red Tide Continues to Affect Sarasota's Beaches and Wildlife

Experts say drought conditions and the Piney Point disaster have combined to create a red tide bloom that may linger.

08/02/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Red Tide

Local Waterkeepers to Host Community Forum on Red Tide

The talk will focus on causes, effects and solutions for harmful algae blooms; it will be held at the Bradenton Yacht Club.

07/19/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Mote Tests New Method to Kill, Bury Red Tide Cells

The process involves spraying the surface of the water with clay particles and sea water, which can combine with red tide cells to kill and bury them in sediment.

07/16/2021 By Megan McDonald

Red Tide

Red Tide Is Back in Sarasota-Manatee

Suncoast Waterkeeper's Justin Bloom says the Piney Point crisis played a major role.

07/12/2021 By Megan McDonald

Red Tide

DOH: Red Tide Present in the Gulf

Elevated samples were detected in South County this week.

06/30/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Red Tide Present in the Gulf, DOH Says

And is it just a coincidence after the Piney Point crisis?

04/15/2021 By Staff