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"Red tides" discoloring local waters

posted Aug 5, 2012, 6:15 PM by Brad Rudacille

Jason Marks

YORKTOWN, Va. (WAVY) - Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science continue to monitor the algal blooms that have been discoloring local waters during the last few weeks.

These "red tides" occur in Chesapeake Bay every summer, but have appeared earlier and across a wider area than in years past, likely due to last winter's warmth and this summer's heat.

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