The Mexico-sized algae bloom is reportedly caused by the algae bloom in the Gulf of Oman, which occurs twice a year.
From Florida to Tasmania, toxic algal blooms have caused environmental and economic problems this year. Now, start-up company Bloom has devised a way to transform these deadly algae to a flexible foam, a plastic alternative that could prove useful in different applications.
Earlier this year, images surfaced of toxic algal blooms in Florida, caused by pollution dumped in a lake, making people sick, but there are other issues in the Ocean that are damaging our health.
Scientists have found an explanation as to why Iran's Lake Urmia has been undergoing color changes over the years.
In hopes of tracking the cause and exterminating toxic algae blooms, NASA along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking the help of private pilots.
A mysterious green foam bubbled through a roadway drain in Utah.
Florida's horrfying toxic algal bloom has reportedly closed businesses, not only in the tourism and hotel industry, but also in fishing and recreational water sports.
An image captured by NASA's Landsat 8 satellite on July 2 revealed that the green sludge of algae bloom is now visible from space.
Researchers recently discovered harmful algae toxins in Alaskan whales, walruses, sea lions, seals, porpoises and sea otters. Their findings represent a staggering northward expansion of such toxins, although (for what it is worth) they have not yet reached concentrations harmful to human health.
Californian sea lions exposed to lethal doses of an algal toxin known as domoic acid are suffering from brain damage and memory loss.
Dangerous levels of domoic acid, a naturally occurring neurotoxin from algal blooms, have been detected in Dungeness and rock crabs caught along the coast of California.
What's causing the mortality spike of right whales, particularly the very young? Until now, scientists were unsure what was causing such a spike in mortality, but a recent NOAA analysis suggests toxic algal blooms may be to blame.