red tide


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see Dinoflagellatadinoflagellata
, phylum (division) of unicellular, mostly marine algae, called dinoflagellates. In some classification systems this division is called Pyrrhophyta. There are approximately 2,000 species of dinoflagellates.
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red tide

[′red ′tīd]
(biology)
A reddish discoloration of coastal surface waters due to concentrations of certain toxin-producing dinoflagellates. Also known as red water.
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Red tide toxins have been present in different bays in Samar for several months already.
A few affected areas of the red tide in Eastern Visayas (BFAR Region 8 Facebook Page / MANILA BULLETIN)
For example, most scientists avoid saying that pollution makes red tide worse, insisting they just don't know enough to draw that conclusion.
The official state position is that edible parts of other animals, such as lobsters, stone crabs and shrimp from waters during a red tide "are not affected by the red tide organism and can be eaten.
In Florida's Panhandle, crews of county jail inmates are cleaning up piles of dead fish killed by a red tide bloom near Panama City Beach.
Red tide is a harmful algal bloom that occurs "when colonies of algae grow out of control while producing toxic or harmful effects on people, fish, shellfish, marine mammals, and birds," according to the National Ocean Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Red tide is a naturally occurring algae that has been documented along Florida's Gulf Coast since the 1840's and occurs nearly every year.
The red tide is most visible during the day between 11 a.m.
This indicates the presence of phytoplankton, commonly known as algal bloom or red tide, in the areas alongside the economic zone overlooking the west coast of the Arabian Gulf and the eastern coast of the Gulf of Oman.
Dubai: A red tide algal bloom has appeared along the UAE's coastlines in the western regions, confirmed the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment on Wednesday.
Because of a large amount of untreated waste water directly discharged into the ocean and global climate change, harmful red tide species increased dramatically.
Meanwhile, in September 2012, a red tide appeared off the coast of southwest Florida.