Miami-Dade Closes Beaches After Algae Found

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, October 5, 2018

Beaches were closed on Thursday morning in Miami-Dade after finding of algae linked to red tide in the Ocean waters.

Red tide is a common name for a worldwide phenomenon known as an algae bloom when it is caused by species of dinoflagellates and other algae.

The upwelling of nutrients from the sea floor from massive storms is most likely the cause of these events.

Over the weekend those who visited the beach reported respiratory, eye and skin irritation.

Humans are affected by the red tide species by ingesting improperly harvested shellfish, breathing in aerosolized brevetoxins and in some cases skin contact.

The Team

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