Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 1
DKO

Red Algae at Bondi Beach. 'Blood Water'

8 posts in this topic

SEVERAL popular Sydney beaches, including the iconic Bondi, resembled scenes out of a apocalyptic film today after an algae bloom turned the water blood red.

Patches of the red algae, a natural phenomenon that can be exacerbated by certain weather conditions, were sighted between Bondi Beach and Maroubra Beach this morning.

http://www.perthnow....r-1226524729541

043235-algal-bloom.jpg

045106-algal-bloom.jpg

Edited by DKO

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

We get that in Florida sometimes. Kills a lot of fish. I think pollution plays a role in it as well as weather.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its beautiful, but if its being cause by human activity than thats another story.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i was going to go swimming at Clovelly on thursday.. wont be doing that now.. eek!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Red tide is a common event and makes fish inedible and beaches are usually closed for swimming.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Biblical stuff!!!!

Not really, just a natural phenomena...

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I once had a 15 gallon fresh water aquarium I was cycling turn blood red overnight, and just as suddenly the next day it was clear again. I believe the organisms responsible are dinoflagellates, but I did not expect to see them in fresh water or an aquarium. As they are know to give off toxins I did several water changes before adding any fish.

These red tides can be deadly to sea life. Once while in Sarasota, Florida I saw first hand what one can do, thousands of dead fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and other organisms dead and rotting all over the beach. The stench was terrible and the red tide itself makes it hard to breath and burns the eyes if you are near the water.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I once had a 15 gallon fresh water aquarium I was cycling turn blood red overnight, and just as suddenly the next day it was clear again. I believe the organisms responsible are dinoflagellates, but I did not expect to see them in fresh water or an aquarium. As they are know to give off toxins I did several water changes before adding any fish.

These red tides can be deadly to sea life. Once while in Sarasota, Florida I saw first hand what one can do, thousands of dead fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and other organisms dead and rotting all over the beach. The stench was terrible and the red tide itself makes it hard to breath and burns the eyes if you are near the water.

If that's so, then humans' action is not responsible for these red tides, right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 1

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.