People hold hands in soliderity for the Hands Across the Sand event.
People hold hands in soliderity for the Hands Across the Sand event.
Melissa Pielet, 20, from St. Petersburg, Fla., gathered with a large crowds.
Melissa Pielet, 20, from St. Petersburg, Fla., gathered with a large crowds.

Held annually since the Deep Water Horizon explosion in 2010, the “Hands Across the Sand” demonstration was among 119 similar events staged simultaneously in 18 states and seven countries.

Samson Mogbolu, 2, from Seminole, Fla., held hands with others gathered for the event.
Samson Mogbolu, 2, from Seminole, Fla., held hands with others gathered for the event.
Loretta Riquetti, 45, from Tarpon Springs, Fla., recently joined Oceana as a volunteer.
Loretta Riquetti, 45, from Tarpon Springs, Fla., recently joined Oceana as a volunteer.
A crowd gathers on Indian Rocks Beach, Fla. to listen to speeches by organizers.
A crowd gathers on Indian Rocks Beach, Fla. to listen to speeches by organizers.

The state director of Environment Florida, Jennifer Rubiello, said Pinellas County had the most participating beaches across the state as people held hands in Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor, Indian Rocks Beach and Treasure Island late Saturday morning.

Sedionia Boone, 60, from Indian Shores, Fla., gathered with a large crowd for the Hands Across the Sand event.
Sedionia Boone, 60, from Indian Shores, Fla., gathered with a large crowd for the Hands Across the Sand event.
Aleena Adams, 5, from Seminole, Fla., held hands with others gathered for the Hands Across the Sand event, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 on Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.
Aleena Adams, 5, from Seminole, Fla., held hands with others gathered for the Hands Across the Sand event, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 on Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.
Dominic Girard, 3, from New Port Richey, Fla., plays on in the surf while a large crowd holds hands along the water for the Hands Across the Sand event, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 on Indian Rocks Beach, Fla. This is an annual event held globally to raise awareness about the dangers of dirty fuels and the need to speed the transition to available, affordable, clean energy solutions. MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times
Dominic Girard, 3, from New Port Richey, Fla., plays on in the surf while a large crowd holds hands along the water for the Hands Across the Sand event, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 on Indian Rocks Beach, Fla. This is an annual event held globally to raise awareness about the dangers of dirty fuels and the need to speed the transition to available, affordable, clean energy solutions. MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times