What is another word for red tide?

4 synonyms found


[ ɹˈɛd tˈa͡ɪd], [ ɹˈɛd tˈa‍ɪd], [ ɹ_ˈɛ_d t_ˈaɪ_d]

Red tide is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the water is contaminated with an excessive amount of algae, causing the water to turn a reddish hue. Red tide can also be referred to as algal bloom, harmful algal bloom, or HAB. Other terms that can describe red tide include algal growth, algal outbreak, and algal infestation. These terms are often used interchangeably but refer to the same environmental event. Regardless of the term used, red tide can have a harmful impact on marine life and those who consume it. It is important to monitor the occurrence of red tide and take necessary precautions to avoid harmful effects.

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How to use "Red tide" in context?

Red tide is an algal bloom that is caused by a single species of red tide organism, Subcommittee on Algal Bloom Harmful Organisms, or SABHOA. The organism, which is typically found in coastal water, is capable of causing an intense red color in the water and an unpleasant smell. Red tide is most prevalent in coastal areas with warm, salt water and can occur at any time of year, but is most common in the summer.

The presence of red tide is not always indicative of a harmful event and does not always signify that the environment is unsafe for swimming.

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