red tide

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A red tide.

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red +‎ tide

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red tide (plural red tides)

  1. An algal bloom of sufficient quantity to cause discoloration (often red) in a body of water; red tides can potentially cause irritation or death to exposed creatures.
    1. specifically, one caused by Karenia brevis.

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