Red tide back at Sarasota beaches


SARASOTA – Red tide back at Sarasota beaches

On Monday, Siesta Key had a “heavy” sighting of dead fish, a few dead jellyfish and “slight” respiratory irritation.

According to a June 8 report from the FWC, using 28 samples, the FWC found amounts ranging from background to medium concentrations.

The increase in the algae bloom also resulted in dead fish on Englewood Beach over the past week.

Respiratory irritation was also reported at there, Lido Key, Manasota Beach, Nokomis and Venice North Jetty, and Venice Beach

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New York born, morning anchor Kathy Leon has lived in Florida more than half her life and Sarasota is truly her home. She joined the Herald-Tribune in 2003 after her son was born, choosing to take a break from TV news after 10 years at Sarasota's WWSB, as a reporter and its first morning anchor. But, after a 10 month break, the opportunity to work together with paper and web reporters lured her back. She’s almost done it all; Weekend anchor, morning anchor, executive producer and even a weather forecaster! Along the way Kathy won an Associated Press award for Best Sports story, as well as five others for hard news. Still as a wife, and working mom of 2, she’s always striving to find the right balance. And, with all the resources Sarasota has to offer the hardest part is taking advantage of it all. Contact Kathy at


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