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Officials issue advisory after finding blue-green algae at Davis Boat Ramp

Posted at 10:12 AM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 10:36:31-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Lee County has issued a health advisory for the Davis Boat Ramp after samples determined there is blue-green algae in the water.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection says it found the presence of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, while sampling water in that area.

When algae is visible, the DOH advises people using the boat ramp to avoid contact with the water.

THE DOH says blue-green algae can cause gastrointestinal effects if swallowed. Children and pets are especially vulnerable.

The DEP will monitor the boat ramp located off of Davis Boulevard in Fort Myers.

You can find updates here.

You can also report an algae bloom here.