COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Blue Light Culprit in Red Tide Blooms
Description: Each year, phytoplankton blooms known as "red tides" kill millions of fish and other marine organisms and blanket vast areas of coastal water around the world. Though the precise causes of red tides remain a mystery, a team of researchers in the United States and Spain has solved one of the main riddles about these ecological disasters by uncovering the specific mechanism that triggers phytoplankton to release their powerful toxins into the environment. [Source: ScienceDaily]
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Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 2/23/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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