COSEE Ocean Systems: News
With Surf Like Turf, Huge Algae Bloom Befouls China Coast
Description: In what has become an annual summer scourge, the coastal Chinese city of Qingdao has been hit by a near-record algae bloom that has left its popular beaches fouled with a green, stringy muck. The State Oceanic Administration said an area larger than Connecticut had been affected by the mat of "sea lettuce," as it is known in Chinese, which is generally harmless to humans but chokes off marine life and invariably chases away tourists as it begins to rot. [Source: New York Times]
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Source: New York Times
Publish Date: 7/5/2013
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