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Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Over in China beach-goers are enjoying a healthy swim in algae-filled waters.Over in China beach-goers are enjoying a healthy swim in algae-filled waters.

An algae bloom, or 'green tide,' has clogged nearly 7,700 square miles (20,000 square kilometers) of the Yellow Sea, Chinese authorities said Sunday, according to the state-run media outlet Xinhua. The algae blanketing the beaches belongs to a species of marine plankton known as Enteromorpha prolifera, found in waters all around the world. In the right conditions, the algae can explode into so-called macro-algal blooms, Steve Morton, a marine biologist at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), told National Geographic News in 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 2:05 PM | Tags (8) | natgeo | china | algae | beach | species | national | geographic | plankton |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 15, 2011

National Geographic provides a top ten list for pretty much any travel idea.National Geographic provides a top ten list for pretty much any travel idea.

Thinking of a planning a boat trip in Venice? Want to visit some famous boardwalks all across the United States? Whatever it is you happen to be looking for chances are you'll at least find a little travel inspiration with one these lists. Personally, I enjoy looking at some of these exotic beach locales (as evidenced by the chosen thumbnail).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 11:08 AM | Tags (13) | topten | travel | newyork | italy | coneyisland | natgeo | national | geographic | beaches | exotic | getaway | vacation | ideas |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

Turns out digging sand at the beach is a great way to get some infectious diseases.Turns out digging sand at the beach is a great way to get some infectious diseases.

The study found that digging in the sand raised the risk of diarrhea by 44 percent in young children — those under the age of 11. And kids who were buried in the sand were 27 percent more likely to develop diarrhea than those who weren’t.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 1:57 PM | Tags (7) | beach | diarrhea | digging | disease | fyi | infections | sand |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Five gadgets to bring to the beach this summer.Five gadgets to bring to the beach this summer.

Metal-detecting sandals make the perfect addition to any beach outing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:26 PM | Tags (5) | beach | gadgets | summer | detector | metal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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