Red Tide in Sitka has Potential for Toxic Blooms

A bloom of red tide over the weekend alarmed many Sitkans, but the plankton that caused it is different than the one responsible for deadly paralytic shellfish poisoning. And while this particular kind of plankton may not present a threat to humans, conditions are ripe for other more toxic blooms to occur.

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Robert Woolsey is a reporter at KCAW in Sitka.

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