Have you heard of the "red tide" in parts of the pacific ocean?
What causes it and how long does it last? Is there anything besides the terrible smell and murky water that is bad for you?
I reader hearing of it when I lived in Washington state. When it occurs, certain shellfish residing in those waters become uneatable. The condition is also called "algae bloom" caused by a rapid accumulation of microoranisms in particular bodies of coatal water. Some of it can be toxic and deprives the aquatic life within it of necessary oxygen. This probably accounts for some of the smell. The bloom is actually begins in a green shade and turns to a rusty brown as a result of the photosythesis giving the water a red effect at the surface and thus the name. WB
Red Tide affects ocean life and the economy on both the local and state levels. read more
A red tide is a term used by scientists when there is an overgrowth of harmful algae.
by Billie Kelpin 5 years ago
Are you an "open water" or a harbor person?I am so glad we moved from MN to CA because I get to see the Pacific Ocean so often. I think growing up in Milwaukee near Lake Michigan made me love being around a big body of water. However, I've noticed I gravitate to the harbors instead...
by Don Ship 7 years ago
sponges that grow in it did not suck up all the water?
by lostohanababy 4 years ago
Is it due to RED TIDE or is it something else going on?Recently at Marina Del Rey, a small boating community of privately owned family boats for recreation. Was flooded with heaps of Sardines in the waterway and on the beach. It is still a wonder. People are asking, "What...
by Don Bobbitt 13 months ago
Any of you ever heard of the KING TIDE?I am presently down in the Keys and have just experienced this phenomenon. Very Cool! Here is our Marina Ramp being flooded.DON
by grad09 9 years ago
How deep is the Pacific Ocean?Looking for deepest point for a research project.
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