Fascinating Satellite Photos of Seaweed Farms in South Korea

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NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center just shared these fascinating satellite photos taken in January 2014 over the shallow waters around Sisan Island, South Korea. The tiny patchwork of small squares are entire fields of seaweed that are held in place with ropes and buoys to keep the plants near the surface during high tide but off the seafloor in low tide. Continue reading »

Seaweed Swamps Qingdao Coastline in China

Tourists play at a beach covered by a thick layer of green algae on July 3, 2013 in Qingdao, China. A large quantity of non-poisonous green seaweed, enteromorpha prolifera, hit the Qingdao coast in recent days. More than 20,000 tons of such seaweed has been removed from the city’s beaches. Photos by China Foto Press. Continue reading »

Toxic Seaweed Closes Beaches in France’s Northwest

Masses of green seaweed, which at times emits noxious gasses, is seen on a beach at Kerlaz near Douarnenez in Brittany, western France. (REUTERS / Mal Langsdon) Continue reading »