Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach and also Clovelly beach were closed as red algae bloom drifed close to shore according to Agence France Presse reports.
The red algae does not have any toxic effects, however, people are still advised to avoid swimming in areas with discolored water beacause the algae can cause skin irritation.
Here is a comment from a lifeguard Bruce Hopkins:
“It has got quite a fishy smell to it,” lifeguard Bruce Hopkins told the Australian Associated Press. “It can irritate some people’s skin but generally not much more than that.” photoblog.nbcnews.com
Here is video report on the incident with images included:
In earthquake news there was a magnitude 4.8 earthquake that struck Uttarakhand on Tuesday evening, with no reports of damage to buildings or loss of life. Many residents in the area were frightened by the earthquake and rushed out their homes in panic.
The following is a list of magnitude 5.0 or greater earthquakes from the usgs.gov:
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|5.1||68km N of Visokoi Island,||56.089°S||27.359°W||93.0|
|5.2||289km SSW of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia||48.197°N||154.941°E||41.6|
|5.2||205km W of Abepura, Indonesia||2.755°S||138.742°E||59.0|
|5.3||44km S of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands||17.715°N||145.704°E||207.7|
|5.6||57km NE of Amahai, Indonesia||2.933°S||129.244°E||25.0|
Another earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale rattled a section of eastern Quebec overnight, there was no reports of damages or loss of life.
Devil Bird Migration In Lake Merced
There are several great-tailed grackles that were perched in a tree at the Southern end of Lake Merced last Wedensday.
“They are often vilified as devil birds,” said David Cruz, a local photographer and founder of Natures Lantern, a local nature photo and video sharing site. “It is a unique bird that many San Francisco residents have yet to see.”
According to the article from sfgate.com the strange bird migration is due to some type of man made cause, however as we have pointed out in a previous article
the twisting of the earths magnetic field is the cause of these birds not knowing which direction they are going.
“It’s a big deal in the sense that few other birds have spread in North America so aggressively,” said Morlan, one of the foremost birders in California. He said only the Eurasian collared dove has spread across the country more rapidly.
Flooding In Coastal Areas
The above map reveals the worldwide flooding that is taking place across the globe, and you can visit the website globalfloodingmap.org for more detailed images of the flooding that is taking place. The blue color are the areas effected by flooding and the more green color is higher elevated areas not affected by flooding as much.
From Africa to the United Kingdom, flooding is taking place on what looks to be an epic scale.
The strange sounds that many people continue to hear across the world has many researchers interested in what is taking place. Here is an interesting video that talks about what could be happening to the earth, and what is the source of these strange sounds:
The following video highlights some of the noises heard around the earth, viewer discretion is advised: