Red tide detected near Cape Town

2015-02-03 12:35

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Johannesburg - Red tide, which can render shellfish dangerous, has been detected on the west coast, the agriculture, forestry and fisheries department said on Tuesday.

"The department... is currently monitoring an algal bloom [red tide] detected on the west coast and has dispatched its scientists to the area to assess its extent and scope," spokesperson Lionel Adendorf said in a statement.

Until the department had the results, the public were warned against collecting for consumption mussels, oysters, clams, bait and any other filter feeding shellfish north of Cape Columbine.

This was because these marine organisms could be highly toxic.
Read more on:    cape town  |  pollution  |  marine life  |  water

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