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Meanwhile in the Bay

There is something creepy going on in the waters off the East End, namely, something red. Quoth the experts: 'All through the Peconics, Orient, Sag Harbor, Shinnecock east of the canal. It’s very thick, and you can see the red water. If you drive along Montauk Highway and look out into the bay, the water is perfectly red.' Fear not, the bays are not bleeding. This is what scientists call red tide, an algae bloom-based phenomenon that is freaking out bayfront residents and may kill off a bunch of shellfish. [EH Press]