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March 25, 2013

Scientists see moderate spring, summer red tide for Gulf of Maine

New England is expected to experience a “moderate” red tide this spring and summer, which may result in closure of some shellfish harvesting beds to prevent possible illness to consumers who might eat contaminated food, according to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists funded by NOAA studying the toxic algae that cause the harmful blooms in the Gulf of Maine.

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