Scientists reveal long-term cumulative effects of frequent green tides in coastal oceans

Scientists reveal long-term cumulative effects of frequent green tides in coastal oceans


Green algae invasion, Brittany, France. Photo source: ©© Cristina Barroca

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The world’s largest green tide caused by Ulva prolifera has been occurring continually in the Yellow Sea, China, for more than 10 years. It has become a serious marine ecological disaster…

Read Full Article, PhysOrg (08-12-2020)

Wave of Toxic Green Beaches, France; By Sharlene Pilkey (10-2009)
With beaches and coastlines all over the world already under attack from sea level rise, pollution, mining, driving, seawall construction and human development encroachment, another menace is mounting an assault…

Green And Golden Seaweed Tides On The Rise, By Victor Smetacek & Adriana Zinging (08-2014)
Green, brown and red seaweeds lying on the beach are part and parcel of life in many coastal regions. The amount of beached seaweed biomass started to increase along the shores of industrialized countries in the 1970s, and by the 1990s had become a nuisance along many beaches when mass-stranding events of macroalgae became known as green tides…

‘It can kill you in seconds’: the deadly algae on Brittany’s beaches; Guardian UK (09-08-2019)

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