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Red tide returns to Bradenton area. High risk of respiratory irritation, officials say

Conditions causing high levels of respiratory irritation were forecast by NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science’s Respiratory Forecast for the beach near Rod and Reel Pier, on the north tip on Anna Maria. HEALTH DEPT. ISSUES ALERT Late Wednesday, the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County issued health alerts because of the presence of red tide at the following locations: Bayfront Park Rod and Reel Pier Coquina Beach South Longboat Pass/Coquina Boat Ramp.


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