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It Kills in the Water, Is Like 'Tear Gas' on Land

Florida's algae bloom prompts state of emergency

(Newser) - Under increasing pressure to handle Florida's brutal red tide , a toxic algae bloom killing hordes of marine animals and causing respiratory issues for some people, Gov. Rick Scott made the call. Late Monday, he declared a state of emergency in seven counties along the state's southwestern coast, setting... More »

Catastrophic Algae Bloom Devastates Gulf Coast

Dead fish are washing up by the ton

(Newser) - Tons of dead fish. A smell so awful you gag with one inhale. Empty beaches, empty roads, empty restaurants. A toxic algae bloom has overrun Florida's southern Gulf Coast this summer, devastating sea life and driving people from the water. Red tide—toxic algae bloom that can be harmful... More »

16% of Florida's Manatees Died Last Year

Deaths in Florida waters pass 800 for first time

(Newser) - Last year's 829 Florida manatee deaths—a figure that doesn't include December, UPI notes—is more than double the number that died in 2012, according to one conservation group. Another organization, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, put the 2013 figure at 803. Either way, it's... More »

Algae Bloom Kills Calif. Birds

Harmful algae causes several hundred wild birds to wash ashore

(Newser) - Hundreds of birds have washed up on California beaches in recent weeks as red tide blooms offshore. The algal bloom, which began circulating in Monterey Bay a few weeks ago, has caused hazardous conditions for the birds. Seventy have died and hundreds more have been taken to wildlife centers for... More »

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