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What are the causes of red tide?

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lhady | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 28, 2008 at 8:46 PM via web

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What are the causes of red tide?

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 29, 2008 at 12:34 AM (Answer #1)

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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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ronald75 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted September 30, 2008 at 7:23 PM (Answer #2)

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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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atyourservice | TA , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted July 28, 2014 at 7:15 AM (Answer #3)

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Red tides are caused by an explosive growth and accumulation of certain microscopic algae, predominantly dinoflagellates, in coastal waters.

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