Algal bloom alert – July 2013

Algal bloom at North Beach, Skerries

Skerries Coast Guard would remind the public to be alert for any outbreaks of Algal Blooms along the coast. These blooms are often referred to as Red Tide. These blooms are common after periods of very warm weather and can present as a red or orange cloudy discolouration of the water. While these Algal Blooms are generally harmless to humans, it is best that they are properly checked out and water samples taken.

If you spot any Algal Blooms along the coast, please notify the Coast Guard on 999 or 112.