Bacteria testing prompted health officials to recommend staying out of the water, though red tide concerns remain.
The Florida Department of Health's Sarasota office lifted no-swim advisories for several Sarasota-area beaches after follow-up water testing showed a return to satisfactory levels of enterococcus bacteria.
Advisories were up since late last week for:
- Bird Key Park/ Ringling Causeway
- Turtle Beach
- Nokomis Beach
- Manasota Key
- Venice Beach
- Venice Pier
- Blind Pass
Residents and visitors may return to swimming and other water sports at these beach sites, the department said.
The “No Swim” advisory signage will be removed; however, Red Tide advisory signage for the Karenia brevis algae bloom currently off the coastline will remain in place until conditions improve.
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