Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Section of China's Yangtze river turns red


Posted on Saturday, 8 September, 2012 | Comment icon 21 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: Wiki

 
Part of the longest river in China has turned a strange red color and nobody seems to know why.

Officials are conducting an investigation in to the phenomenon to determine whether the unusual red tint could have been caused by industrial dyes or pollutants being dumped in to the water. Recent floods may have also been a factor because they can churn up silt from the riverbed. Limonology professor Emily Stanley has weighed in to the debate by ruling out the possibility that the color is akin to a 'red tide' caused by microorganisms because this tends to only happen in the sea.

"It looks like a pollutant phenomenon," she said. "Water bodies that have turned red very fast in the past have happened because people have dumped dyes into them."

"A stretch of China's longest river has abruptly turned the color of tomato juice, and officials say they don't know why."

  View: Full article |  Source: Live Science

  Discuss: View comments (21)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by psyche101 on 10 September, 2012, 3:26
Comment icon #13 Posted by Hasina on 10 September, 2012, 3:50
Comment icon #14 Posted by libstaK on 10 September, 2012, 4:07
*Knocks fist on proverbial baked brain of Chinese Govt*. "Knock, knock hello?, anybody home?" No? Didn't think so, cos if you were you would clean up your back yard and stop allowing douche's to build factories in areas where leakage could threaten your main waterways. Oh, and yeah "it's the apocolypse" at least for everything living in that river, how sad.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Hasina on 10 September, 2012, 4:08
Yeah, pretty much. Thought it would be appropriate for the poor creatures.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Dan'O on 10 September, 2012, 4:59
Cyanobacteria or red algae. Gelidium amansii maybe? The weather has been perfect for blooms. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agar Mmmm
Comment icon #17 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 10 September, 2012, 5:16
http://www.summitpost.org/exploring-the-mystery-of-watermelon-snow/640549 Algae does the most interesting things
Comment icon #18 Posted by Hasina on 10 September, 2012, 5:24
Nature's awesome/crazy.
Comment icon #19 Posted by tipotep on 10 September, 2012, 5:40
Got to love the sensationalism " River of Blood " ........ How about water has turned red , unless of course the water has turned to blood , then I will take note My guess is gross polution or maybe algae . TiP.
Comment icon #20 Posted by MissMelsWell on 10 September, 2012, 6:13
I hope it's just silt and not a pollutant... It is actualy the exact same color as Campbell's Tomato soup. Add some fishy crackers and it would look delicous! LOL
Comment icon #21 Posted by DKO on 21 March, 2013, 6:41
That stuff happens EVERY year. Nothing special ever happens.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Australian town is invaded by 100,000 bats
5-24-2016
Batemans Bay in New South Wales has become so overrun that a state of emergency has been declared.
Warning goes out over 'vampire fish' in UK
5-24-2016
Swimmers have been urged to be on the lookout due to a rise in the number of blood-sucking sea lampreys.
Are there trillions of alien civilizations ?
5-22-2016
A new study has suggested that the universe is likely to be teeming with extraterrestrial life forms.
Man-eating Nile crocodiles found in Florida
5-22-2016
Using DNA testing, scientists have identified at least three of the deadly reptiles in Florida's swamps.
Other news in this category
Large tarantula crawls on airline passenger
Posted 5-21-2016 | 20 comments
Catherine Moreau had been watching a movie during a routine flight when she felt something on her leg....
 
'Ghost' turns out to be man stuck in chimney
Posted 5-20-2016 | 10 comments
Brad Sapp thought he was going mad when he started hearing a voice in the early hours of the morning....
 
116-year-old is now the world's oldest person
Posted 5-17-2016 | 7 comments
Emma Morano is believed to be the only remaining person on Earth to have been born during the 1800s....
 
64 people killed by lightning in Bangladesh
Posted 5-15-2016 | 7 comments
According to reports, several dozen individuals have been killed by lightning strikes in just two days....
 
Superhuman runner can jog 350 miles non-stop
Posted 5-14-2016 | 16 comments
Dean Karnazes has a rare genetic condition that enables him to run continuously for days at a time....
 
Zoinks! Mystery Machine crashes in to a house
Posted 5-14-2016 | 19 comments
Scooby Doo's famous van made an impromptu visit to a home in Minneapolis–Saint Paul on Friday morning....
 
Man knocks over statue while taking selfie
Posted 5-9-2016 | 34 comments
A man in Portugal was arrested by police after managing to destroy a historic statue at a train station....
 
Blind woman regains sight after falling over
Posted 5-7-2016 | 10 comments
A 70-year-old woman who was left blinded by a car accident 21 years ago is now able to see again....
 
Ridiculously rare violet diamond unearthed
Posted 5-4-2016 | 15 comments
An 'impossibly rare' violet diamond has been found within the depths of Australia’s remote Argyle mine....
 
Elephant is spotted flying over Disneyland
Posted 5-2-2016 | 14 comments
Visitors to the popular theme park were amazed to see an elephant flying high above the attractions....
 
Weasel shuts down the Large Hadron Collider
Posted 4-30-2016 | 20 comments
The world's largest atom smasher was immobilized this week by an inquisitive four-legged visitor....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ