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All about red tide

Post by chepay118 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:54 am

I'm just curious about red tide...Is it harmful to humans?Can you share some facts about it?I will be glad to.
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Post by Poison » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:24 pm

It is made by a Dinoflagellat (Karenia brevis) . It produces toxins that kill fish and cause respiratory irritation in human. (From wikipedia)
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Post by chepay118 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:55 pm

Thanks poison! :D

That dinoflagellate Karenia brevis is the predominant red tide organism in the Gulf of Mexico...Since their dominant mode of reproduction is asexual cell division,given the right conditions, the population size will rapidly rise.Is there some factors that influence for a population to expand quickly and sustain itself over time? :?: :?:

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Post by Poison » Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:57 pm

Probably. The more food you have the more you reproduce. Also there can be a temperature factor.
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