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  • Manatee death toll rises in Florida even as toxic algae ebbs (Red Tide victims)

    TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - A deadly algae bloom that killed a record number of manatees has dissipated, though the death toll for the endangered sea mammals continues to rise, Florida wildlife officials said on Thursday. Red Tide has killed 241 manatees this year as of Wednesday, said Kevin Baxter, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. The figure already surpasses the highest number of Red Tide manatee deaths on record in Florida - 151 in 1996. This year's fatalities from Red Tide will likely continue into the spring because the algae bloom's deadly toxins...
  • Red tide spawns blue light show at night on San Diego coastline

    09/30/2011 12:04:33 AM PDT · by thecodont · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | September 30, 2011 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
    Find a dark spot on the San Diego County coastline after nightfall and you might be treated to a spectacular neon-blue light show. Bioluminescent waves, glowing electric blue as they crash ashore, have been dazzling nighttime beach visitors this week. People have been snapping photos of the otherworldly surf as it has increased in intensity over the last few days. The blue glow is caused by an algae bloom commonly referred to as a red tide. The organisms, phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum, have bloomed since late August, turning the water brownish-red in the daytime, according to UC San Diego scientists....
  • 'So Help Me God' The "Ten Commandments Judge" battles to become Alabama's governor.

    05/27/2006 7:58:41 AM PDT · by ECM · 48 replies · 791+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 27, 2006 | KYLE WINGFIELD
    MONTGOMERY, Ala.--Most politicians would kill for--or spend millions of dollars to acquire--the name recognition Roy Moore has in Alabama. Not necessarily the kind of name recognition, mind you. Just the level. That's because here, and across the country, he's known not just as Roy Moore, but as "Roy Moore, Ten Commandments Judge"--the Southern Baptist-cum-chief justice of Alabama who defied a federal court order to remove his 2 1/2-ton monument to the Commandments from the state courthouse, and lost his job as a result. It's a moniker that wins him automatic support in some quarters, and deafens ears before he even...
  • Red Venezuela Establishing Beach Head in U.S. Territory?

    02/15/2006 4:15:40 PM PST · by cll · 38 replies · 2,028+ views
    NotiUno 680 AM (Puerto Rico) via Free Republic | 2/15/2006 | cll
    SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (USA) - Venezuelan exile groups in this U.S. territory accuse Hugo Chavez of interfering with the internal affairs of the United States by expanding his "Bolivarian Circles" to U.S. shores. At the popular local talk show "En La Mirilla" (In The Cross Hairs), Venezuelan exile leaders exposed the attempts of the Chavez "Bolivarian Revolution" to stir revolt in this U.S. Commonwealth. The accusations coincide with the visit of Venezuelan Minister Luis Tascón to the island. Tascón, infamous for publishing lists of opposition members in Venezuela by using electoral lists, is in Puerto Rico to meet with...
  • Massachusetts Extends Shellfishing Limits to Federal Waters; Toxic Red Tide Is Cause

    06/13/2005 7:40:15 AM PDT · by Recovering Hermit · 2 replies · 341+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2005 | The Associated Press
    BOSTON (AP) - An outbreak of toxic red tide algae that has shut down most shellfishing from Maine to Massachusetts also forced state officials to close federal waters, extending the affected area by thousands of square miles. On Friday, the state Division of Marine Fisheries ordered Massachusetts crews to stop using federal shellfishing areas and asked federal officials to extend that ban to out-of state shellfishermen. The move extends the ban for state shellfishing crews from three miles from shore to 100 miles from shore. Toxins produced by the algae contaminate shellfish like clams and mussels, making them unsafe for...
  • Red tide spreads to Martha's Vineyard

    06/08/2005 7:39:34 AM PDT · by worldclass · 19 replies · 1,213+ views
    Newsday ^ | 6/6/2005
    "It's an unprecedented closure," said Shelley Dawicki, spokeswoman "We don't know how far it's going to spread."
  • New England's Red Tide Continues Southward

    06/03/2005 7:53:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 633+ views
    AP ^ | 6/3/5 | JAY LINDSAY
    BOSTON -- One of New England's worst red tides in decades expanded southward this week, rounding Cape Cod and forcing some of the region's most prolific shellfish beds to close. About half the state's shellfish beds have been closed to shellfishermen since the toxic algae bloom appeared in waters off Maine last month and began spreading southward with little sign of abating. "It's spreading," said state shellfish biologist Michael Hickey. First, shellfish beds as far north as New Hampshire were closed. Then, on Thursday, officials closed highly productive flats in the Monomoy Natural Wildlife Refuge, off Chatham. It's the worst...
  • Red tide irritates Treasure Coast

    11/27/2002 4:52:06 AM PST · by Sungirl · 2 replies · 303+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | 11/26/02 | Libby Wells, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
    > Red tide, a pesky phenomenon that is rare for Floridas eastern shore, has rolled into the Treasure Coast like a rude Thanksgiving guest, giving beachgoers in four counties tickly throats, itchy noses and eyes and killing fish in some coastal waters. We were sitting around the pool yesterday and everybody was coughing, said Becky Cowin, an Indiana resident visiting relatives on Hutchinson Island. We kept asking is this anthrax or what? Nobody had ever heard of red tide. Red tide is caused by microscopic plant-like organisms that bloom and release a toxin into the water. Depending on how concentrated...