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Identifying Origin and Mechanism of Texas Red Tide
Description: A study has tentatively identified the source and control mechanism of red tides (Karenia brevis) along the Texas coast. The research, incorporates a suite of linked models (e.g., biological-physical), combined with data from drifting sensors, satellites, and an automated underwater microscope called a "FlowCytobot." The modeling shows circulation caused by seasonal winds along the Texas coast, not cell growth, as the primary control for presence or absence of blooms. [Source: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science]
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Source: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Publish Date: 3/13/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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