NSF, NIEHS award $30 million for new research on links among oceans, lakes and human health

A red tide, or harmful algae bloom, is tainting Gulf of Mexico waters off Southwest Florida. Summer 2018. The west coast of Florida. A red tide spreading along this Gulf of Mexico shoreline has killed millions of fish, threatened the health of human residents and affected tourism in the region. Nationwide, such harmful algae blooms cost an estimated $50 million each year.
What led to the Florida "bloom" of harmful algae, and what short- and long-term effects might it have on people and other animals -- and on the gulf ecosystem?
To study the effects of harmful algae ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296579&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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