EO Natural Hazards: Black Water off the Gulf Coast of Florida

This image of black water off the coast of Florida was acquired on March 20, 2002, by the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS). Scientists and local fishermen are not sure what is coloring this typically turquoise water black. Amid growing concern, scientists are now trying to determine the source of the black water.
I saw an image of what they were calling a "red tide" off the same Florida coast a few weeks ago. Sounds ominous, doesn't it?
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