Monday, June 13, 2005

Wow, that's one heck of an algae bloom.

I remember a few weeks ago feeling the winds from the northeast in one of those freak storms we had. Wonder if they contributed any to the massive, foul red tide that's extending from Schoodic (Acadia) to Cape Cod? I read that it's moving down the coast and fanning out into international waters.


Baron Bodissey said...

I wonder how toxic to people the affected shellfish are. Do people die of this thing?

Be said...

Oh yes, you can die from it.

It's called paralytic shellfish poisoning and can cause respiratory arrest if not caught quickly.

Here's a bit of info if you're interested.