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Public warned again against consuming washed-up marine life amid West Coast red tide [SOUND]

# The Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment has urged people again not to consume washed-up marine animals found along the West Coast, due to the annual red tide phenomenon. These include prawns, crabs, cuttlefish, seaworms, shark rays, and lobsters. The department’s spokesperson, Peter Mbelengwa, says the appearance of washed-up lobsters carries significant health risks, due to potential contamination by algal toxins that can cause severe illness or death when ingested: