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Massive red tide encroaching on South Florida coast
Description: A toxic red tide continues to bloom and expand in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico as it nears the coast of South Florida. Officials say the maroon-tinged algae bloom is one of the largest Florida's waters have seen in a decade. Researchers recently returned from a research cruise, during which they deployed a remote control underwater robot to collect data needed to create a 3-D image of the bloom. Researchers say the red tide is some 80 miles long and 50 miles wide, and is only 30 miles from the coast in some places. It stretches as deep as 130 feet. [Source: United Press International]
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Source: United Press International
Publish Date: 8/8/2014
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