Red Tides: When Tiny, Toxic, individual-Celled Animals Attack!

March 29, 2011 · Print This Article

[ By Steve in Animals & Habitats & Food & Health & Nature & Ecosystems. ]

Red tides kill huge schools of fish, poison oyster and shellfish beds, and leave swimmers’ skin itchy, irritated and inflamed.

Is this fearful phenomenon a case of nature running amok, or is human activity at least partly to blame?

Roll Tide!

(images via: Water Babies, Alan Guisewite and Underwater Times)

Crimson tides are cool when you’re sitting […]

[Source] Steve


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