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Clay treatments control harmful algal blooms

Published on: 05/28/2024
Research Area(s): Social Media

 man uses hose to spray clay onto Sarasota Bay
Red tide blooms occur almost annually on Florida’s west coast, often killing other marine life and costing local economies millions of dollars per outbreak. NCCOS-funded scientists have found that clay treatments may offer a way to control the blooms without harming co-occurring marine animals, like crabs, clams and urchins. 


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