HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Two Hillsborough County beaches have been closed until further notice due to a growing red bloom, according to officials.
What You Need To Know
In a news release on Friday, the Hillsborough County officials stated Apollo Beach Nature Preserve and E.G. Simmons Conservation Park have shut down the beach areas due to public health concerns.
New today: Hillsborough County has closed the beaches at Apollo Beach Nature Park and EG Simmons Park due to red tide in Tampa Bay. Park Ranger at Apollo Beach allowed me to come get some pictures. There’s a lot of dead fish here. @BN9 pic.twitter.com/jl8gddtrEJ— Tim Wronka (@TimWronka) July 10, 2021
The rest of the parks will remain open, except for the hiking trail at Apollo Beach because it can be used to get to the beach.
The county says workers will be removing dead fish from the beaches over the coming days.