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June 3, 2005

The red-tide alga Alexandrium fundyense has closed shellfish beds in New England.

A massive blooming of the alga Alexandrium fundyense is responsible for the red tide and has closed shellfish beds in New England.

Credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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