The Terrifying (but Awesome) Science Behind Red Tides


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Maybe you already knew that deadly algal tides discolor ocean waves, deplete the water of oxygen, and release toxins that can kill a huge range of ocean critters, but did you know that the tiny organisms that cause red tides are also an extremely important part of our ecosystem? In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we dive into the science behind this somewhat terrifying, sometimes glowing phenomenon.

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Executive Producers:
George Zaidan
Hilary Hudson

Darren Weaver

Alex Dainis, PhD

Assistant Editor:
Brett Kuxhausen

Shea Lord

Coordinating Producer:
Samantha Jones, PhD

Fact Checker:
Bob Hunt

Archive Producer:
Annalea Embree

Scientific Consultants:
Leila Duman, PhD
Michelle Boucher, PhD
Lora Fleming, PhD
Michael Latz, PhD


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