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Scientists Seek To Prediect Red Tide Of Toxic Algae

Toxic algae blooms cause what's known as Red Tide. The algae infect shellfish, and if you eat these poisoned shellfish, you can get what's called paralytic shellfish poisoning. No one can tell exactly when or where these Red Tides will occur. But scientists in the Washington Puget Sound are working on changing that by figuring out where the algae sleep during the winter months. From member station KUOW in Seattle, Ashley Ahearn reports.
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