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MIT Research Could Help Predict Red Tide
February 19, 2009
MIT researchers' explanation of how common, startlingly dense layers of photosynthetic phytoplankton form, is moving the scientific community a step closer to being able to predict harmful algal blooms, a well-known example of which is red tide. The work also opens new perspectives on other phenomena, like predatory feeding by larger organisms at these ecological hotspots.
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