Toxic Algae Bloom Larger than Rhode Island Moving Towards Florida

August 11, 2014 1:44 PM

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Algae bloom toxic in nature and covering a massive area, as big as one-and-a-half times the size of Rhode Island, is moving towards the Gulf of Mexico. The algae bloom is headed straight for the west coast of Florida.

There are concerns that the algae will wreck the ecosystem. The toxic algae bloom emits odourless chemicals, which make the water red and can also cause respiratory problems in humans including wheezing and coughing. The algae bloom is considered fatal for marine animals too.

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