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Red Tide in the Gulf

By Tammy Yzaguirre

February 05, 2021

Health Alert Rescinded for South Seas Plantation Beach 

Contact:
Tammy Yzaguirre, Public Information Officer
Lee-PIO@flhealth.gov
(239) 308-5196

Fort Myers Fla. - The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) website reports Red Tide is not present or at background levels near South Seas Plantation therefore the Florida Department of Health in Lee County (FDOH-Lee) is rescinding the Health Alert for the red tide bloom near South Seas Plantation Beach Access.

Florida Poison Control Centers have a toll-free 24/7 Hotline for reporting of illnesses, including health effects from exposure to red tide at 1-888-232-8635.

Please visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research website for additional information on the locations where red tide has been found: myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/.

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