More red tide blooms have been detected in Tampa Bay.
The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County issued a public health advisory on Friday (6/4).
According to the advisory. blooms have been detected in Lower and Middle Tampa Bay near Moody Point, Manbirtee Key, Camp Key, and Little Cockroach Island.
#PublicHealth Advisory. #RedTide blooms have been detected in Lower and Middle #TampaBay near Moody Point, Manbirtee Key, Camp Key, and Little Cockroach Island.— FL DOH in Hillsborough County (@DOHHillsborough) June 3, 2021
Contact @FloridaPoison at 800-222-1222 to report red tide health effects due to exposure.
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The Florida Department of Health- Hillsborough recommends that you:
- Do not swim around dead fish at this location.
- If you have chronic respiratory problems, be careful and consider staying away from this location as red tide can affect your breathing.
- Do not harvest or eat molluscan shellfish from this location.
- Do not harvest or eat distressed or dead fish from this location.
- Rinse fillets from healthy fish with tap or bottled water. Throw out guts.
- Keep pets and livestock away from water, sea foam and dead sea life.
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