RED TIDES – AMAZING PHENOMENA

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  • Red tide is a common name for a phenomenon also known as an ALGAL BLOOM , an event in which estuarine, marine, or fresh water algae accumulate rapidly in the water column and results in discoloration of the surface water.
  • It is usually found in coastal areas.
  • These algae, known as PHYTOPLANKTON, are single-celled protists, plant-like organisms that can form dense, visible patches near the water’s surface.
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