A red tide has killed more than 14 tons of fish along the coast of Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Fish are now disintegrating on the beach which could cause a major health problem for people living in the region. Do not eat these fish they are full of toxins.

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A red tide is responsible for this fish mass die-off in Mexico

Red alert has been declared as to strengthen measures to avoid damage to the population.

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Although not a health problem yet, the Mexican government sent emergency teams .

The dead fish washed ashore within the last days. 14 tons, so thousands if not even hundred thousand fish.

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Toxins present in the red algae killed the fish.

According to the Health ministry, the situation does not represent a risk to human health, but generates an unprecedent environmental impact almost never seen in the area.

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You should not eat the dead fish

A red tide or algal bloom is a natural phenomenon creating the red discoloration of marine waters caused by the presence of enormous numbers of certain microscopic flagellates, especially the dinoflagellates, that often produce a potent neurotoxin that accumulates in the tissues of shellfish, making them poisonous when eaten by humans and other vertebrates.

 

I would not eat these dead fish or even drink the water if I were you.

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