Donegal coast facing worst case of Red Tide for seven years

Concern is being expressed for Donegal's coastal Marine life due to the emergence of algal bloom which is also referred to as the red tide.

Most of the west coast of the country is effected by the naturally occuring bloom but, according to the Marine Institute, the problem is worse off the coast of Donegal.

The bloom is toxic to bottom-dwelling marine species and certain species of fish - it can also kill shelfish which is of concern to Donegal's shelfish farmers.

Joe Silke of the Marine Institute says Donegal is seeing the worse case of Algal Bloom for 7 years:

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