Home > Lifestyle > Environmental Health > News 20 April 2011 Fears of ocean toxicity off Cape Town Hundreds of dead abalone have washed up on Melkbos beach near Cape Town recently, prompting fears that the ocean in the area between Bloubergstrand and Melkbossrand is toxic. 51 Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet movie trailer The amazing mountains on Pluto Hundreds of dead abalone have washed up on Melkbos beach near Cape Town in recent weeks, prompting fears that the ocean in the area between Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand is toxic. Marlin washes up on Melkbos beach NEXT ON HEALTH24X Giving up one food will help your health – and the planet 2020-01-15 14:39 More: Environmental HealthNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 51 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical What local experts say about study suggesting Covid-19 was detected long before the Wuhan outbreak Medical Children are more resilient against Covid-19, study shows Medical Coronavirus morning update: Cigarettes not banned forever, and latest on 'dumped' test samples Medical Covid-19 hospitalisations in SA: What latest numbers from the NICD tell us Medical 'Together, we will prevail,' says Mkhize, as he again calls on public to play their part Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.