COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Algae bloom kills record number of manatees
Description: An algae bloom off southwest Florida, called Florida red tide, has killed 174 manatees since January, the highest number to die from red tide in a calendar year. Red tides happen almost every year in southwest Florida and sometimes last just a few weeks, but this year the red tide has lingered and settled in an area of warm water where the manatees have migrated. [Source: CNN]
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Source: CNN
Publish Date: 3/12/2013
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