Ut oh... be on the lookout if you head to the beach in Southwest Florida.
Beachgoers in SWFL are encountering dead fish and dealing with respiratory issues.
That's the result of a red tide algae bloom stretching from Charlotte County south and up to Collier County.
Areas affected include:
- Gasparilla Beach
- Sanibel Island
- Bonita Beach
- Vanderbilt Beach
- Barefoot Beach
The red tide conditions are expected to hang around through midweek.
Doctors say anyone with breathing issues should avoid beaches with a red tide warning.
For more information, Florida Fish and Wildlife issues a weekly Red Tide Status Report.