The beach of the seaside city Qingdao, famous for its beer, is recently invaded by green algae. The authorities are powerless: the 20 000 tons of algae removed in a few days have failed to curb the proliferation of the rampant “Enteromorpha Proliferas.”

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The wave of green pollution affects the beach in Qingdao by affecting the ecosystem with its putrefaction and stifling many species.

A man covers himself in algae as he plays with his friends at a seaside in Qingdao

Some took their week at the wrong time … The algae do not deter Chinese tourists (see more about how to attract Chinese tourists)

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Authorities said green algae “non-toxic”.

A worker cleans algae off a fence near the coastline in Qingdao

A worker “cleaning” a beachfence covered of green algae …

A woman walks past sacks of algae collected from the algae-covered coastline of Qingdao

To eradicate the pollution, the city appealed to the mechanical reinforcement of the region.

A fisherman pushes aside the algae floating on the surface of a sea cucumber farm to make air, near the coastline of Qingdao

“The saladsea”, is the name given to this beach by Chinese tourists.

Algae is pictured on the shoulders of a swimmer along the seaside in Qingdao

29,000 km2 of visual and ol factory pollution … This fisher try to push the stagnant algae to oxygenate his farm of seacucumber