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.
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.
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.