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What organisms cause red tides when they produce an algal bloom?

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What organisms cause red tides when they produce an algal bloom?

Posted by Eduardo10 | Posted at Jan 15, 2011 | Categories: Biology

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Carmen55588

Red tides are caused by an explosive growth and accumulation of certain microscopic algae, predominantly dinoflagellates, in coastal waters. Some species of dinoflagellates produce toxins that are among the most potent known to man.

Jan 15, 2011 07:13

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