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Researchers Report 'Moderately Large' Potential for Red Tide Outbreak in Gulf of Maine Region


April 22, 2009

Microscopic cysts of Alexandrium species The potential for an outbreak of the phenomenon commonly called "red tide" is expected to be "moderately large" this spring and summer, according to researchers with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and North Carolina State University. Full Story

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