"They're basically curtains of death," said shark diver Walter Bernardis as he reached over the side of his zodiac inflatable boat to pull up a net bobbing in eastern South Africa's subtropical waters.
A lawyer has shot to fame after dressing as the Grim Reaper to scare people off newly-reopened beaches in his coronavirus-ravaged state. Daniel Uhlfelder donned the creepy black hooded shroud and toted a fake scythe to tour the beaches of Walton County in Northwest Florida from Friday.
A natural phenomenon, red tide is caused by a microscopic single-celled organism called Karenia brevis, unique to the Gulf of Mexico. It releases a powerful neurotoxin that can become airborne, causing headaches, watery eyes, coughing and asthma attacks in people.