Algae invades Chinese beach, people still go swimming

The algae is in full bloom off of the Chinese city of Qingdao, creating a giant greet splotch measuring as much as 70 meters by 100 meters. As you can see, it takes more than that to deter Qingdao beach-goers. » 7/17/11 9:30am 7/17/11 9:30am

Why are the Southern California seas turning bright green?

When you see green waves like this washing up on shore, probably your first thought is: Toxins! Luckily, in the case of this beach near San Diego, this bizarre coloration comes from something harmless. » 8/12/10 6:09pm 8/12/10 6:09pm