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All The 21 Beaches In Mississippi Are Closed Due To A Toxic Algae

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The Mississippi beaches are closing down due to the presence of toxic blue-green algae. The Environmental Quality Department in Mississippi officially closed the last two beaches that were open for the swimmers on Sunday. Mississippi has a total of 21 beaches and swimmers and beach lovers will not be able to visit any of it. Although, the sand area is open for the visitors they are strictly suggested to not go near the water due to these toxic algae that can be proved hazardous for health.

The last two beaches that were open for swimmers are officially shut down on Sunday. The beaches were called Pascagoula Beach West and Pascagoula Beach East. The visitors are also suggested to not perform fishing activity near the water as well as to not eat any sea-food that came from the beach water.

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Reportedly, the beach water of the state is contaminated with the presence of toxic blue-green algae, and the exposure to those may cause many health-related problems. So the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has decided to shut down the beaches for a while.

According to reports, the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway in Louisiana is partly to be blamed for causing the Harmful Algal Bloom. It has triggered the fresh water to the coastline in excessive amount. As per the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, these algae live in the sea or the freshwater, they grow uncontrollably and they produce harmful and toxic substances that are hazardous for the health of humans and wildlife.

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