Category: Education

What is Red Tide?
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What is Red Tide?

We’ve seen it on the news, experienced it at our local beaches, and heard it mentioned by politicians as they describe their efforts to preserve our waters – but what exactly is “Red Tide”? A few blog posts back, we discussed all the details regarding algal blooms in our post titled, “UNCOVERING ALGAL BLOOMS”Β – but...

Uncovering Algal Blooms
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Uncovering Algal Blooms

Let’s start with defining “Harmful Algal Blooms” (HABs)… Simply stated, HABs are overgrowths of algae in the water. Depending on the type of algae, some produce dangerous toxins in fresh or marine water. However, even if the algae is nontoxic, it can still negatively impact the environment and the local economies that rely on the...