Thanks to a massive algae bloom off the coast of China, people hoping for a day at the beach instead find themselves frolicking in gooey green shag. The best part is that the mutant mucous is likely a result of human waste in the water.
Two steps away from Soylent Green. When deprived of sunlight or nutrients, algae produces an oil that’s chemically similar to petroleum. Not quite Soylent Red, but close.
Turns out the Lingulodinium polyedrum phytoplankton responsible for red tide algae blooms off the coast of Southern California are bioluminescent. When agitated, the non-toxic red tide glows neon blue, which makes for some pretty rad night surfing.
Damn nature, you gorgeous! A series of unfortunate weather events over the last few years led to photographer Phil Hart snapping these breathtaking photos.
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