Red tide not seen in Sebastian or Vero Beach at this time

Red tide unlikely in Sebastian, Florida.
Red tide unlikely in Sebastian, Florida.

Red tide found in Sebastian, Vero Beach.

UPDATE: Please read Red Tide may be heading towards Sebastian from Vero Beach article.

SEBASTIAN – There’s been a lot of hype about red tide possibly arriving in Sebastian and Vero Beach, but it’s unlikely.

Low levels of red tide has been seen in some areas along the coast of Martin County, and higher levels at some St. Lucie County beaches, according to water samples taken by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversations Commission.

However, red tide may not make its way to Sebastian or Vero Beach because the southeast winds are expected to shift due to Hurricane Michael.

Some algae researchers say more southerly winds are predicted, moving red tide away from Indian River County and Florida.

Despite the hype, there hasn’t been any evidence of red tide seen in Sebastian or Vero Beach. We’re watching it closely and will provide updates when they are available.

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Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.