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Red Tide: A Manatee’s Personal Danger May 8, 2014

I really don’t have any enemies to speak of. Even sharks won’t bother me! However there’s one nightmare I have to deal with from time to time. It’s called red tide. Red tide is made up of microscopic water plants (algae). These algae can start growing out of control in the water where I swim.…

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Red Tide: A Manatee Nightmare May 7, 2014

How can it be that insanely small microscopic algae called Karenia brevis, known as red tide, has the ability to kill hundreds of large majestic manatees in a very short period of time? It’s because of the deadly toxin they produce which is known as brevetoxin. These harmful algal blooms called HABs come together when…

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