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Sights and sounds as Red Tide fouls Pinellas County beaches

Sarasota County Emergency Services lifeguard Mariano Martinez wears a mask because of red tide at Lido Beach on August 26, 2018 in Sarasota, Florida. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency earlier this month in several counties due to red tide. Lido Key is a barrier island north of Siesta Key. EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times
Sarasota County Emergency Services lifeguard Mariano Martinez wears a mask because of red tide at Lido Beach on August 26, 2018 in Sarasota, Florida. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency earlier this month in several counties due to red tide. Lido Key is a barrier island north of Siesta Key. EVE EDELHEIT | Times
Published Sep. 19, 2018

The worst and most extensive Red Tide algae bloom since the 2005 outbreak has reached the Gulf Coast. The Tampa Bay Times photojournalists documented scenes of how the algae blooms are affecting local businesses, beaches, and wildlife as it saturates Pinellas County.