Ukraine-Russia: Scientists Baffled After Sea of Azov Turns Blood Red, ‘Could Lead To Fish Deaths Of Mass Proportions’
“Scientists and citizens are baffled as the waters of the Azov Sea turned bloody red close to Berdyansk village in mid-July, according to article published online by EnglishRussia. Villagers immediately suspected the great pollution from nearby factories. And older locals warned that it might be a sign of the coming events. Scientist however point that the most probable reason for bloody red color of the sea is algal blooms that are not dangerous to humans.
The researchers explained that the bright red color of the sea is result of high temperatures, which led to the blossoming of brown algae. The south-west wind ‘drove’ algal blooms closer to shore. Further flowering could lead to fish deaths of mass proportions.
‘If the Sea of Azov continues with algal bloom, it will be a disaster with unpredictable consequences. If this heat is about to repeat several more years, the sea has the potential to be renamed from Azov in the Dead,’ said George Ryazantsev from the Research Institute of the Azov sea.
Although the director of the Institute Leonid Izergin claims that the sea is safe for swimming, villagers of Berdyansk don’t believe him. They claim that the sea has a special metallic smell that worries them.” Read more.