Storm cleansed bay of red tide
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The heavy rains from Typhoon “Ompong” has flushed out the red tide toxin from Cancabato Bay here. BFAR Director for Eastern Visayas Juan Albaladejo said the big waves generated by the typhoon prevented the red tide algae from blooming under the bay. “Hindi niya naituloy ang pagbloom kasi noon ang nakuha namin nasa 300 cells per liter pero dahil bumagyo less than 10 cells per liter na lang. Nalinis ‘yung ilalim,” Albaladejo said. The safe limit is not more than 10 cells per liter in the water, and should higher than 49 micrograms per hundred grams of shellfish meat.
Marticio, M. T. G. (2018, September 22). Storm cleansed bay of red tide. Manila Bulletin, p. 5.
- Manila Bulletin