Red tides are the worst-named algal anomaly out there—they’re not always red, but these blooms of algae can be harmful to humans and other animals.
This episode is part of the Hakai Insitute’s series Long Story Shorts—fun, quick explainers about all things coastal science!
Created by the Hakai Institute Produced by Katrina Pyne and Josh Silberg
Animations by Katrina Pyne Illustrations by Mercedes Minck
Stock images by Shutterstock
Google Earth imagery by Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO