Red Tide in the Gulf
February 16, 2021
Multiple Health Alerts Rescinded
Tammy Yzaguirre, Public Information Officer
Lee County, Fla - The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) website reports Red Tide is not present or at background levels near Bonita Springs Beach Park, Lynn Hall, and Tarpon Bay Road Beach Access, therefore the Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOHLee) is rescinding the Health Alert for the red tide bloom near Bonita Springs Beach Park, Lynn Hall, and Tarpon Bay Road 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 1-800-222-1222.
Please visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research website for additional information on the locations where red tide has been found: https://myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/.
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