COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Keeping Heads Above Water
Description: An algae bloom, or "green tide," has clogged nearly 7,700 square miles (20,000 square kilometers) of the Yellow Sea. The algae blanketing the beaches belongs to a species of marine plankton known as Enteromorpha prolifera, found in waters all around the world. In the right conditions, the algae can explode into so-called macro-algal blooms. [Source: National Geographic News]
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Source: National Geographic News
Publish Date: 7/25/2011
Reading Level: Basic
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