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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


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Six human character flaws that actually managed to save the species.Six human character flaws that actually managed to save the species.

Basically every scientific or creative breakthrough in human history can trace its roots to some sweaty palmed caveman sitting alone in his hut fretting about whether the other cavemen think he's cool.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:49 AM | Tags (6) | cavemen | cracked | flaws | humans | species | traits |  | Discuss (3) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Five species that seem to want to take over the world.Five species that seem to want to take over the world.

You read that right: the world's leading nomura scientist just said that they cannot be stopped. But more surreal and terrifying is the reason why: when you try to kill one, it literally gives birth to millions of offspring first.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:49 AM | Tags (5) | cracked | domination | funny | species | world |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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