EAST BAY ALGAE BLOOM

A possible green algae bloom in East Bay, discovered earlier this week, is being monitored by environmental officials. Escambia County’s Marine Resources Director collected samples to be sent to St. Petersburg for testing to confirm the type of algae. Taylor Kirschenfeld, Escambia County senior scientist and department director, said there was no indication of fish kills or any other negative effects on marine life and the algae is not the same as blue-green algae, which can be extremely toxic to dogs and swimmers.

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Coronavirus State Hotlines, Local Cancellations & More

Coronavirus State Hotlines, Local Cancellations & More

  If you or a family member are showing signs of symptoms, you can call the hotline in your state.  Alabama Covid-19 Hotline: 1-888-264-2256   Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: 1-866-779-6121  The Call Center is available 24 hours a day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.    Mississippi Covid-19 Hotline: 1-877-978-6453     To view all…