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'Red Tide' Brings Night Light Show To San Diego Beaches

Seven- maybe you are just confused about the harmful effects from this algae since there are several different types harmful algae, each of them having different health and environmental effects.

The toxin that is created by Lingulodinium polyedrum, yessotoxin, is not known to aerosolize and cause any lung or related breathing problems. Other toxins such as brevetoxins (commonly found in Florida) and microcystins (freshwater toxin created by some cyanobacteria) can cause lung irritation and serious respiratory issues. Luckily, we have not found these types of algae in the coastal waters off southern California.

September 30, 2011 at 10:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )