Published: Nov 29, 2013 8:34 PM EST
Updated: Nov 29, 2013 8:48 PM EST

FORT MYERS, FL.--"Dead fish on the beach, it is really gross," said Victoria Windmiller.

Just in time for the holiday weekend parts of southwest Florida beaches are seeing the affects of Red Tide.

Dead fish have been washing to shore on Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island.

"I have been here before and have never seen that many dead fish on the beach," said Windmiller.

The latest report from wildlife officers shows low to medium levels of Red Tide stretching from south Lee to north Collier County.

Places like Barefoot Beach, Delnor Wiggins State Park, Vanderbilt Beach and Clam Pass are affected.

Leaving tourists wondering what in the world is going on.

"They will probably think it's disgusting and not want to come to sanibel and unfortunantly bad for tourism," said resident Mareena Chase.

Visitors like Tiffany Shelton try to look past the toxic algae and smell..so she can enjoy her vacation.


"It is still beautiful, a little smelly, but beautiful," she said.

Late last year a red tide bloom was blamed for killing thousands of fish and more than 160 Manatees.


"it's unfortunate. It happens every year. some years it is worse, some years it is better," said resident Kenneth Davis.

Here is the link to check red tide conditions across the state:

http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/