Red Tide Research Funding 

Researchers hoping to better predict and manage outbreaks of red tide in New England have received more than $450,000 in federal grants.The money comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.It will fund the start of three, multi-year projects.The University of Maine has received one of the grants.They plan to explore how non-harmful algae in the Gulf of Maine could slow the growth of red tide. People who eat shellfish infected with red tide algae can get very sick and possibly die.This summer, an outbreak of red tide shutdown shellfishing in nearly all of Maine.