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S.C. Task Group on Harmful Algae Newsletter – Spring 2004

In 2003, a massive bloom of Heterosigma akashiwo created a red tide phenomenon that extended from inside Bulls Bay to about five miles offshore. About 10,000 dead fish were discovered, but it was not clear whether the deaths were caused by toxicity from the algae, exposure to low salinity waters, or gills clogged by the bloom.