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Overview Timelapse Feature - Miami "Red Tide"

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Here’s a story showing a Red Tide in Miami, Florida from our new book “Overview Timelapse”. Click her
 
October 20 · Issue #1081 · View online
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Here’s a story showing a Red Tide in Miami, Florida from our new book “Overview Timelapse”.
In 2018, tides of harmful algae blooms overtook the waters surrounding Miami, forcing the closure of at least six public beaches. The increased growth of dark algae discolors the typically clear waters, hence the “red tide” name. While it is difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of this phenomenon, red tides tend to follow intense storm seasons, and they may also be fueled by agricultural runoff bringing large amounts of unnatural fertilizers into the ocean. This specific algae, Karenia brevis, produces toxic chemicals that can affect fish and beachgoers alike due to its neurotoxicity and irritative respiratory properties. Red tides can last anywhere from a few weeks to more than a year depending on ocean temperatures, sunlight, salinity, winds, and currents.

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