What are the causes of red tide?

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According to enotes red tide is a condition where the sea appears to be a reddish-brown color.  

"This rusty-red discoloration is caused by an exploding population of tiny single-celled microorganisms called dinoflagellates, which are usually found in ocean water, but occasionally in lakes and rivers as well."

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Red tide is actaullly a result of algal bloom..Also anthropogenic factors like pollution and natural factors cause red tides!

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