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Florida Scientists Fight Back Against Red Tide

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The carcass of a fish that was killed by red tide lays on a beach on Aug. 14, 2018, in Bonita Springs, Fla, an area where large numbers of marine life has been found dead and washed up on beaches. (Gianrigo Marletta/AFP/Getty Images)
The carcass of a fish that was killed by red tide lays on a beach on Aug. 14, 2018, in Bonita Springs, Fla, an area where large numbers of marine life has been found dead and washed up on beaches. (Gianrigo Marletta/AFP/Getty Images)
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As the toxic algae bloom known as red tide continues to foul Florida's southwest coast, scientists and environmental managers are searching for ways to combat it.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Richard Pierce, senior scientist and program manager for ecotoxicology at the Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota, Florida.

This segment aired on August 23, 2018.

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