No Swim Advisory Issued for Several Sarasota County Beaches
Sarasota County health department officials have issued “No Swim” advisories for the following beaches:
·Bird Key Park/ Ringling Causeway.
Officials say that an unsafe level of enterococcus bacteria were found during water quality testing on Monday, August. 2nd, ,2021 The beaches remain open, but wading, swimming and water recreation is not recommended if no swim advisories advisory in place.
The Sarasota County Department of Health said.... Enterococcus bacteria can come from a variety of natural and human-made sources. These sources include pet waste, livestock, birds, land-dwelling and marine wildlife, stormwater runoff, and human sewage from failed septic systems and sewage spills.
Sarasota County health officials emphasize that beaches remain open. However, residents and visitors are urged not to wade, swim, or engage in water recreation at these beaches until the advisory is lifted.
In addition, you should not eat shellfish such as crabs and shrimp collected in the immediate area of any beach with a no-swim advisory in place. Finfish caught live and healthy can be eaten if filleted.
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