Re: annual die off


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Posted by Steve Kenney on June 27, 2003 at 12:11:57:

In Reply to: Re: annual die off posted by Chris on June 26, 2003 at 01:22:26:

"Good question.
I have lived at the beach for most of my life. It seems to me the occurrence of severe red tides (in Manhattan Beach where I live) have decreased in both intensity and number over the years. My experience seems contrary to what you say you have read."

At the moment, I'll just offer the following as a rebuttal to your statement. If you need more then let me know. Warning: This stuff may be kind of boring to most readers.

Steve Kenney

“The incidence of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and marine biotoxins has increased significantly over the past few decades. At least one study has shown that HABs are increasing in frequency, duration and geographical distribution to an extent that cannot be explained entirely by improved monitoring, attention from the scientific community, and consumer awareness due to increased consumption of seafood.”

http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/hab/newsletter/economic_impacts.htm


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