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South Africa

South Africa’s Department Advises Against Consuming Washed-Up Marine Animals Amid Annual Red Tide Phenomenon

todayFebruary 12, 2024 1

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The Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment in South Africa reiterates its warning for people to refrain from consuming marine animals washed up along the West Coast. This caution is prompted by the annual red tide phenomenon. Marine animals affected include prawns, crabs, cuttlefish, seaworms, shark rays, and lobsters. The department’s spokesperson, Peter Mbelengwa, emphasizes the health risks associated with washed-up lobsters, highlighting potential contamination by algal toxins that can lead to severe illness or even death upon ingestion

Written by: Leonard Witbeen

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