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Sea sparkle: Melting snow caps in the Himalayas are causing the spread of toxic glowing green algae blooms so big they can be seen from SPACE, study finds

Shrinking snow caps in the Himalayas are causing the spread of toxic green algae blooms so big they can be seen from space, a new study has found. US research based on NASA images found blooms of the marine species Noctiluca scintillans, known as ‘sea sparkle’, lining coastlines around the Arabian Sea. Noctiluca scintillans, a millimetre-size planktonic organism with the ability to thrive in coastal waters, forms thick green swirls and filaments. The resilient organism, which was all but unheard of 20 years ago, has been proliferating at an ‘alarming pace’ around of India, Pakistan and other nations.  Read more....

 

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