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Runoff from modern life is feeding an explosion of primitive organisms. This 'rise of slime,' as one scientist calls it, is killing larger species and sickening people.
Toxic algae that poison the brain have caused strandings and mass die-offs of marine mammals -- barometers of the sea's health.
With sickening regularity, toxic algae blooms are invading coastal waters. They kill sea life and send poisons ashore ... Full Story »