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Moncton cautions residents about blue-green algae in Irishtown Nature Park

Blue-green algae has been spotted in Moncton's Irishtown Nature Park.
Blue-green algae has been spotted in Moncton's Irishtown Nature Park. Brion Robinson/Global News

The City of Moncton in warning residents of a pre-bloom of blue-green algae in Irishtown Nature Park.

In a tweet posted Monday afternoon, the City states that no bloom has surfaced yet, but the water is off-limits to recreation.

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Earlier this month, the province issued a statement reminding residents of the dangers of the algae.

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Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can lead to skin, eye and throat irritation as well as gastrointestinal illnesses if ingested.