Miscellaneous July 14, 2013

Massive 7 000 000 Kg of Algae Strikes Chinese Beaches

The majority of beaches near eastern city of Qingdao in China suffered an influx of world’s biggest algae ever grown. The vast swath of green growth was washing onto the shores of the Yellow Sea where bulldozers were  shoveling up tons of algae from the sand.

The State Oceanic Administration announced that enteromorpha prolifera started to appear a week ago and had spread across an area of 28,900 square kilometers.

The Qingdao officials said they had shoveled  about 7,335 tons of algae. Gathered algae will be sent to a factory where it will be prepared to make animal food.

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