Red tide in Chile – level 2

20-05-2016 15:00

The “red tide” is a great environmental crisis. In southern Chile, it is a phenomenon, which turns sea water red and makes seafood toxic. El Nino is probably one of the reasons. El Nino warms the ocean and creates conditions which are right for the deadly algal bloom.

The “red tide” paralysed the local fishing industry, which is very important in the area. The situation made the fishermen protest. They said that the government is not doing enough to help them.

Some say that the local salmon farming industry created the situation. The government and the salmon producers say that this is not true.

Difficult words: environmental crisis (something bad which happens to the environment – the natural world), phenomenon (something which happens in nature), algal bloom (when there is many tiny algae – a simple plant that lives in water), paralyse (to stop completely).

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