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seawater that is discolored by large numbers of certain dinoflagellates that produce saxitoxin

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In general, social media seems to have added a whole new level of complication to communicating this already complex topic of red tides. I think I could write a paper just about harmful algal blooms hitting social media!
THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has issued 'red tide' warning for shellfishes collected in several provinces in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol and the Visayas regions.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) has announced that red tide has hit North Batinah.
Because of a large amount of untreated waste water directly discharged into the ocean and global climate change, harmful red tide species increased dramatically.
Meanwhile, in September 2012, a red tide appeared off the coast of southwest Florida.
For starters, red tide is not red, and it's not a tide.
Fishermen here said the only problem they faced is "unstable weather" and denied having spotted red tides. Ali Hassan, a fisherman, said the weather has become stable enough for the fishermen to fish in the morning and evening.
These toxins could kill fish and make shellfish dangerous to eat in what is commonly known as "red tide" because the overgrowth of algae usually turns the seawater red.
A "red tide" is a harmful algal bloom that occurs when toxic, microscopic algae in seawater proliferate to a higher-than-normal concentration (i.e., bloom), often discoloring the water red, brown, green, or yellow.
The waters of the Gulf of Mexico regularly erupt with algal blooms known as Florida red tides, caused by overgrowth of the dinoflagellate Karenia brevis.
Commonly called red tides regardless of their color, toxic algal blooms frequently occur in the shallow waters off Florida's west-central coast.
Welsh scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against potentially deadly 'red tides'.
Red tides, oceanic algae that paralyze fish and threaten the seafood industry, grew in area by 83 percent in 2004 as pollution conditions worsened in the East China Sea, China's State Environmental Protection Administration said Thursday.
The high density of plankton in the seabed of the Ariake Sea has been causing red tides that affect fish, shellfish and seaweed, the National Research Institute of Fisheries and Environment of the Inland Sea said Thursday.