Red Tide
http://www.earth911.org/usa/master.asp?s=lib&a=Water/RedTide/RedTide.inc

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This Earth 911 site offers a brief summary of red tide, a phenomenon caused by algae blooms of red phytoplankton. The article describes how and where red tides form and problems associated with red tide. It also features links to related red tide web sites.


Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biosphere:Microbiology and Health, Ecology:Food Webs, Biosphere:MicrobiologyKeywords: harmful algae bloom, HAB, paralytic shellfish poisoning, PSP