Rust tide returns to East End

The rust tide has now emerged in Sag

The rust tide has now emerged in Sag Harbor, Three Mile Harbor and Accabonac Harbor. (August 7, 2014 6:55 PM)

The rust tide threat has returned to the East End, and officials say it could kill fish in the waters off the Hamptons.

Rust tide is named after an organism called cochlodinium that causes some of the waters to become a murky rust color.

Scientists say the rust tide is caused by nitrogen loading, which is caused by too many cesspools that don't work properly, too much fertilizer used...

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