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Researchers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory of Sarasota and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sample for red tide during a recent research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. High levels of the harmful algae have been found off the Pinellas Coast. [Brandon Basino | FWC]

Anglers wary about Red Tide

ST. PETERSBURG Nothing creates more confusion and anguish among anglers than the words "Red Tide." For weeks now, a harmful algae bloom has been lingering 5 to 20 miles offshore between Tarpon Springs and Dixie County. There have been reports of fish kills in deep water, but as of today, there have been no issues r …