Red Tide in the Gulf fed by the Saharan Desert?

Red Tide in the Gulf fed by the Saharan Desert?

Recently an angler friend sent me a link to a study funded in part by NASA. This study looked at the effect the Saharan Desert has on red tide in the Gulf of Mexico. The Saharan and the Gulf are connected? Sounds mighty wild, no? Not only is the Saharan Desert is tens of thousands of miles to east, it is barren territory devoid of much life. How on earth could it encourage red tide here in Florida? How?

Well its a fascinating connection that shows just how interdependent our planet’s ecosystems are.  To learn more read this.

 

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