Image : Blooms
Last updated: July 11, 2016
This massive “red tide” of the dinoflagellate Noctiluca
stretched for more than 20 miles along the southern California coast.
Non-toxic blooms such as these can cause extensive mortalities of
plants and animals in shallow waters when the bloom biomass decays,
stripping oxygen from the water.
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Harmful Algal Blooms at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
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