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Scripps scientist Michael Latz said the red tide is due to massive numbers of dinoflagellates including Lingulodinium polyedra.
There are organisms in the red tide that glow when they’re stirred up by things like breaking waves.
The breathtaking light show began on Monday when patches of red tide began to appear along the coast.
The rare phenomenon on Southern California's West Coast is known as the red tide.
Periods are undeniably one of the most dreaded parts of any month, but with November comes a good reason to get excited about the red tide for a change.
In Florida, recurring red tides also likely took a toll.
An outbreak of red tide is killing fish off the southwest Florida coast.
During red tides—blooms of the toxic algae Karenia brevis—the popping sea foam bubbles can create an aerosol that irritates eyes and respiratory pathways.
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medical Definition of red tide
- In simple terms, a red tide is a dinoflagellate population explosion, caused when certain species “bloom,” or multiply many times faster than usual.
- —Ellen Girardeau, Calypso Log Dispatch, October 1984
- Red tides, the blooms of toxic Karenia brevis algae that appear almost every year in Florida, often lasting for months and turning the ocean red, may be dangerous to asthma sufferers—even if they don't go swimming.
- —Nicholas Bakalar, The New York Times, 16 Jan. 2007
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