Beach in china overrun by green algae

Fancy nipping to the beach to feel the sand beneath your feet?

Well, then China might not be the place for you.

In place of clear waters and golden sand, huge amounts of algae are turning China’s east coast green.

The enteromorpha prolifera are spreading on the beaches in Qingdao, in China’s Shandong Province – though it hasn’t seemed to put these fellas off.

As well as smelling a bit rotten, the algae, or sea grass is harmful to the wildlife as it sucks up huge amounts of oxygen.

Coastal areas and lakes in the country see frequent blooms, often caused by the discharge of nitrogen-rich chemical pollutants, sewage and fertilisers in the water.

Read More: Metro News

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