Red tide kills farmed fish

Hundreds of fish are found dead on a farm in the seas off Geoje city on the south coast of South Korea because of red tide, a type of algal bloom that produces natural toxins and depletes dissolved oxygen, killing fish. The dead fish were reported fo
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Hundreds of fish are found dead on a farm in the seas off Geoje city on the south coast of South Korea because of red tide, a type of algal bloom that produces natural toxins and depletes dissolved oxygen, killing fish. The dead fish were reported four days after the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute issued a red tide warning for the coast around Geoje and Goheung-gun in South Jeolla province, according to a report by The Korea Herald.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 18, 2015, with the headline 'Red tide kills farmed fish'. Print Edition | Subscribe