Red tide reported in Lee and Collier counties
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Florida Fish and Wildlife released the latest water results Friday afternoon. Red tide is reported in Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties.
"I didn't even know it was out here. I was coming out to skim and grab some dinner," said Charlie Mitchell.
Red tide now is now hitting Southwest Florida's coast. Low to high concentrations are reported a lot shore from Manatee County through northern Collier County.
The most common signs of red tide includes discolored water and obviously dead fish. But dodging sea life wasn't going to stop Shelly McGuire's family from enjoying their last night in Florida. The family's from Canada
" I remember learning about it from the university, university classes, but it's very different to see it," said McGuire.
Fish kills have been reported on Barefoot and Vanderbilt beaches. There's low concentrations of red tide near the Naples Pier, but beachgoers tend to tolerate the smell on exchange for Florida's scenery.
Call 866-300-9399 at any time from anywhere in Florida to hear a recording about red tide conditions throughout the state.