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Pink algae colors Australian waters

9:27 AM, Nov 28, 2012   |    comments
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Giant floating swarms of red algae appeared off the coast Tuesday forcing the closure of Clovelly Beach and two other beaches.

Local media reported the algae is a type that could cause skin irritation in some people.

The algae was probably caused by cooler, nutrient water coming to the surface.

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