Red algae cause:
1. Red color of the red sea
2. Red rust of tea
3. Red tides
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Red color of red sea:
Red sea is not actually red, but sometimes it appears that way. Red Sea got its name because of a type of blue-green algae called Trichodesmium erythraeum, which is found in the sea. When these blooms of algae die off they appear to turn the blue-green color of the ocean to a reddish-brown.
Red Rust of Tea
It is caused by Cephaleuros virescens which is Green algae. The species of same Genus cause rust in coffee, mango and guava also.
Red tides are caused by algae from the phylum Pyrrophyta (dinoflagellates), and not red algae (Rhodophyta))
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