Water-Related News

Red tide now impacting Pinellas County's intracoastal waterways and seabirds

The toxic red tide in Pinellas County is now spreading into the Intracoastal where hundreds of thousands of dead fish are floating along miles of canals, piling up on the banks and drifting in and out with the tide.

“Dead fish everywhere. They’re everywhere,” Isla Del Sol resident Ed Manola said with a sigh looking out at a heap of dead fish collecting outside his Bahia Del Mar condo building.

Within moments of stepping outside, Manola says the smell is bad enough to force him back into his home.

Boca Ciega Bay was draped with dead fish Tuesday.

7 miles up the Intracoastal, Madeira Beach homeowner Deby Weinstein watched as a line of fish floated out with the tide. “They are just chug a lug together all swarmed in one area,” she explained.