St. Armands

Residents Association

Red Tide & Water Quality

Harmful Algal Blooms (a.k.a. "Red Tide") in Sarasota seem to be increasing in their frequency and severity.  Karenia Brevis is the phytoplankton that causes red tide in Florida.  Not only is Red Tide deadly to the marine wildlife, it also produces a terrible smell and can make it difficult to breathe for people and which can cause coughing fits.  Our Association is open to any and all ideas about how we can best support the work to better understand this problem and to find a solution.

Note:  There was a particularly bad and long-lasting local red tide outbreak 2017-2019.

March 17, 2022

September 30, 2022

October 13, 2022

December 2, 2022

February 28, 2023

March 9, 2023

March 15, 2023

March 18, 2023

March 21, 2023

For more information about Red Tide:

DOH Sarasota weekly sample results are posted here

FWC is doing twice weekly updates on red tide for the state here, including a sampling map that is updated daily.

Current beach conditions can be checked at Mote Marine’s website,

Florida Poison Control Centers have a toll-free 24/7 Hotline for reporting illnesses, including health effects from exposure to red tide, available at (888) 232-8635.



St. Armands Residents Association

P.O. Box 2482, Sarasota, FL  34230

e-mail us at: st.armands.residents.assn@gmail.com

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