We’ve seen reports that show traces of red tide in the St Petersburg area. One of the main spots for kiteboarding is the Skyway Bridge. We will continue to report back here with our experiences being on the water at the Skyway Bridge.
*** We are not scientists and we do not have a kit to test the water. We are simply reporting if there are any dead fish, if there is a scent and if we experience any respiratory issues while on the water. Even though we do not see any dead fish, smell anything or experience respiratory issues doesn’t mean red tide isn’t there.
We were out at Skyway Bridge this morning and there were some fish on the beach that were from a couple of days ago. The water is much clearer and there isnt any smell or eye/ respiratory irritation over the water. Looking optimistic with these east winds to continue pushing the red tide further offshore! This image is from Pinellas County Environmental News today:
We went to Fort Desoto East Beach to check out the conditions on Saturday (11/3) and Sunday (11/4). Saturday the conditions were bad, dead fish on the beach and underneath the water. The odor was bad, the air made our eyes water and it affected the back of our throats. Sunday was much better, the water was clearer and the irritation of our eyes and throats was better. There was a cleanup crew raking the seagrass and removing the dead fish that worked from sunrise to sunset.
It is important to note that the conditions could change daily so for the most accurate and current information follow Pinellas County Environmental News. We’ll continue to check back and post here!
After Hurricane Michael passed Tampa Bay red tide has come back along the beaches of St Petersburg up to Clearwater. We were teaching at Skyway today and there were no signs of red tide, no odors, no irritation, no dead fish. We took our jetski out to North Beach Fort Desoto and the water was slightly discolored there, eyes burned slightly and there was a slight smell. Hoping for cooler weather and east winds to push the red tide away.
No signs of dead fish, no odor, no discoloration of the water on the east side of the Skyway Bridge. Hopefully the east winds will continue to blow the red tide further away from the beaches. This is from September 18th
We’ve been out on the water this week and haven’t seen or smelled any dead fish. Hoping the predominant east winds continue to keep the red tide out in the gulf and away from the beaches.
Dead fish along St Pete Beach. Skyway Bridge still not showing signs of Red Tide.
As of 11:00 am, there were no signs of red tide at the Skyway Bridge in St Petersburg. This means we did not see any dead fish, no smells and no respiratory issues.