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Some traces of red tide appearing on maps in Southwest Florida

Posted at 9:05 AM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 09:05:38-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Is red tide coming back? Signs of it are showing up in Southwest Florida.

Recent maps from Florida Fish and Wildlife show mostly “not present” readings across the state.

However, “very low” concentrations of red tide have been detected at Boca Grande Pier in Gasparilla Sound.

One spot of similar levels was also detected at New Pass in Sarasota.

We’ll continue to monitor these conditions to see if levels increase.