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Are We Contributing to the Awful Red Tides?

"There is some evidence that development and growth of red tides can be facilitated by discharges of treated sewage from municipal sewage treatment plants (containing nitrates, urea and other nutrients) and also from "urban runoff" that contains fertilizers washed off of landscaped areas." - excerpt from Surfrider Foundation's Coastal A-Z web page on Red Tide and Harmful Algal Blooms

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