Red Tide Threatens Gulf of Mexico Fish

Nature World: A "Red Tide" of harmful algae has been identified just off Florida's west coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials say that it is likely behind the large number of fish and sea turtle deaths recently reported by fishermen and beachgoers. Red Tide, also known as "Rust Tide" or "Red Bloom," are most commonly characterized by a rusty red color of the blooming phytoplankton dinoflagellates Alexandrium or Karenia brevis - single celled algae. Harmful algae blooms, (HABs) have been associated with......

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