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Killer Algae

NPR's John Nielsen reports that marine biologists are searching the waters along the coasts of Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and Southern California for signs of the organism known to some as "killer algae." "Colepra Taxifolia" is widely believed to have first appeared in the Mediterranean. It doesn't actually harm people, but it does disturb underwater coastal ecosystems.

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