On Monday, guests at the Dameisha Sheraton Resort in Shenzhen were witness to a red tide, as the sea water at the nearby beach turned a deep pink color, stretching for hundreds of meters, writes NetEase.
According to the Shenzhen Marine Environment and Resources Monitoring Center, the red tide (the common name for this particular phenomenon, otherwise known as algal bloom), in this instance, is as a result of a non-toxic, algal bloom. However, despite center’s insistence that the bizarrely colored water is harmless, a restriction on swimming and direct contact with the water has been advised.
This is not the first, and probably not the last, case of strangely colored water appearing in China. Let’s take a look at some more.
By Robert Ridley