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Captured in 2002, by Research Epidemiologist, Lorraine Backer; PhD, this image shows fish that have been killed, by a harmful algal bloom. Harmful algal blooms occur, when algae rapidly grow out of control or “bloom.” These blooms sometimes produce toxins. In fish, marine mammals, and other aquatic marine life, exposure to algal toxins can cause widespread illness or death.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Sarah Segerlind, MPH
Creation Date: 2002
Photo Credit: Lorraine Backer; PhD
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