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Egyptians express concern after beaches turn green in Port Said

Beaches at the eastern coastal area of Port Said have turned green, sparking concern amongst citizens as to the cause of the phenomenon.
13.09.23 | Source: Egypt Independent

Many feared it as a sign of something serious, following the Moroccan earthquake and Storm Daniel in Libya.

The Dean of the Faculty of Science at Port Said University, Farid Ibrahim al-Desouki, clarified the reasons behind the strange event after commissioning the Department of Marine Sciences to investigate the cause.

Their examinations revealed the phenomenon as being a sudden gathering of green algae, scientifically known as an “algal bloom,” typically resulting from high temperatures, an increase in organic nutrients, greater intensity of sea currents, and other factors.