Red tide

“Red tide” is a common name for a phenomenon known as an algal bloom, an event in which estuarine, marine, or fresh water algae accumulate rapidly in the water column, or “bloom”. These algae, more specifically phytoplankton, are microscopic, single-celled protists, plant-like organisms that can form dense, visible patches near the water’s surface. Certain species of phytoplankton contain photosynthetic pigments that vary in color from green to brown to red, and when the algae are present in high concentrations, the water appears to be discolored or murky, varying in color from white to almost black.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_tide
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3 Responses to Red tide

  1. Merisea says:

    Red tides are often associated with harmful algae blooms in area off the New England coast; however, toxic algae can be found in areas with no detective color at all. Please see: The Harmful Algae and Red Tides primer at http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=11913&tid=282&cid=12506

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