red tide


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red tide

n.
A bloom of plankton, especially dinoflagellates, that causes a usually reddish discoloration of coastal ocean waters. Certain dinoflagellates produce toxins that contaminate shellfish, making them unsafe to eat, and can kill fish.

red tide

n
(Environmental Science) a discoloration of sea water caused by an explosive growth in phytoplankton density: sometimes toxic to fish life and, through accumulation in shellfish, to humans

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n.
a brownish red discoloration of marine waters caused by a huge aggregation of flagellates, esp. dinoflagellates, that often produce a potent neurotoxin that contaminates shellfish.
[1900–05]

red tide

A population explosion of certain species of dinoflagellates, a kind of protozoan found in plankton. The dinoflagellates color the water red or reddish-brown, and secrete a toxin that kills fish. Red tide usually occurs in warm coastal waters.
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Noun1.red tide - seawater that is discolored by large numbers of certain dinoflagellates that produce saxitoxin
brine, saltwater, seawater - water containing salts; "the water in the ocean is all saltwater"
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The red tide now poured from all sides of the monster like brooks down a hill.
Shellfish ban is up in the coastal waters of Biliran province as the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) noted a high level of red tide toxin levels in both seawater and shellfish meat.
The red tide scourge has now struck the coastal waters of Biliran province, bringing the affected areas in the country to seven, according to the latest bulletin from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
The Public Authority for Electricity and Water (Diam) has called on residents of the wilayat of Seeb in Muscat governorate and Dakhliyah governorate to rationalise water consumption due to red tide.
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The sampling comes in the backdrop of the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) calling an emergency meeting to assess whether a red tide could form off the coast of Barka.
This indicates the presence of phytoplankton, commonly known as algal bloom or red tide, in the areas alongside the economic zone overlooking the west coast of the Arabian Gulf and the eastern coast of the Gulf of Oman.
Dubai: A red tide algal bloom has appeared along the UAE's coastlines in the western regions, confirmed the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment on Wednesday.
of places (The Gulf of Mexico and New Zealand coastal waters) where red tide occurs
gathered from Gigantes Islands in Carles, Iloilo as the coastal waters therein are now positive for the red tide toxin.
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Red tide, so-named because of the discoloration it causes in water, is a colloquial term for a naturally occurring algal bloom that can have harmful, even deadly effects on fish, mollusks and other marine life.