Red Tide Tints Ocean Off Manhattan Beach Pier

The Manhattan Beach Pier is seen in this Drone5 image from Feb. 8, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

The Manhattan Beach Pier is seen in this Drone5 image from Feb. 8, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

The ocean off part of the Los Angeles County coast has had a reddish tint this month.

The so-called red tide was first spotted last week off the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Roundhouse Aquarium official Valerie Hill tells the Daily Breeze the color is caused by an algal bloom.

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