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The red tide choking Florida's waters

Florida has declared a state of emergency due to a toxic algae bloom known as a red tide. It's overrun the southern Gulf Coast this summer, devastating sea life and driving people from the water. It's left tons of dead fish washed up on beaches and an awful smell. Mike Parsons is a professor of Marine Science at Florida Gulf Coast University and director of the Coastal Watershed Institute:

(Photo: Fish killed by red tide wash up on a Florida beach rally: Getty Images)

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