Related: Failure at Piney Point: Florida let environmental risk fester despite warnings Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, the county’s tourism wing, has asked business owners to send reports of problems related to the bloom by emailing email@example.com. Source
“Some people may have mild and short-lived respiratory symptoms such as eye, nose and throat irritation similar to cold symptoms,” the advisory says. “Some individuals with breathing problems such as asthma might experience more severe symptoms. Usually symptoms go away when a person leaves the area or goes indoors.” The health alert mirrors one sent last week by Hillsborough County, when signs of an algal bloom turned up in middle and lower Tampa Bay.
Fish kills suspected to be tied to Red Tide have been reported off Pinellas’ beaches this week, with samples also detecting bloom levels off Indian Shores, Redington Shores, Redington Beach and Pass-a-Grille. Related: Red Tide reported off Pinellas beaches; shellfish farming closed again
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