Florida’s 'red tide' is killing manatees in record numbers

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is calling on Florida residents to be on the lookout for manatees who may be incapacitated by a particularly nasty algal bloom that’s propogating through the state's southwest coast. » 3/12/13 7:30am 3/12/13 7:30am

Biologists now say that red tide algal blooms could be the ‘killer of…

Scientists have long known that so-called red tide phytoplankton is toxic to marine life, but new research from the University of Connecticut is suggesting that it's actually far deadlier than we feared. Professor Hans Dam from the Department of Marine Sciences has sounded the alarm on the red tide, saying that it… » 7/25/12 1:20pm 7/25/12 1:20pm

Watch surfers ride neon blue bioluminescent waves caused by red tide

On the beaches of Southern California, a phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum is responsible for a spate of red tide. Massive algal blooms like this make the water ruddy during the day, but disrupting the microorganisms at night results in bursts of electric blue bioluminescence. Says Scripps Institution of… » 10/01/11 3:00pm 10/01/11 3:00pm

Algae invades Chinese beach, people still go swimming

The algae is in full bloom off of the Chinese city of Qingdao, creating a giant greet splotch measuring as much as 70 meters by 100 meters. As you can see, it takes more than that to deter Qingdao beach-goers. » 7/17/11 9:30am 7/17/11 9:30am