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Not because stemming the red tide of Soviet-style Communism was an unworthy pursuit.
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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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