EPA WARNING

EPA WARNING

EPA WARNING :- Algal blooms have been reported at three locations in Port Phillip Bay today: One at Safety Beach (sampling confirmed as Noctiluca), one at St Kilda Pier/Breakwater (see photo attached), and another at Port Melbourne.
The Noctiluca bloom is non-toxic, but can cause skin irritation, so if the water looks murky or discoloured, people are advised to avoid contact with it.
These types of blooms are common in the Bay, and may be seen in other locations over the next few days depending on the weather patterns.