Mystery Blob Leaves Scientists Puzzled

A huge mat of oily goo caught everyone by surprise when it showed up off the shore of Wainwright, Alaska nearly two weeks ago. Since then, the mysteries have only deepened.
Preliminary testing showed that the goo was made of algae, even though it looked like an oil spill. Yet, scientists still don't know what type of algae it is or where it came from. They don't know if it's dangerous to fish or other underwater life, nor do they know what chances are of something like this happening again anytime soon.

Full story by Emily Sohn on Discovery News



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