A massive swath of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, was seen yesterday in Kunming’s Dian Lake. Covering the west side of a river bank near Haigeng Park, the infestation appeared to have dyed the water a vivid, almost beautiful, shade of green. The algae bloom proved to be toxic to fish, as some were photographed floating dead in the water’s surface.
Last month, Anhui province’s Chao Lake also saw a huge algae bloom that stretched out one kilometer to the center of the lake.
By Joyce Ng
[Images via CCTV]