The Green Yellow Sea?

27 07 2011

Is this a real beach?

A view of the algae-filled coastline of Qingdao, Shandong province July 15, 2011. Picture taken July 15, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily

Green algae named enteromorpha prolifera had invade a coastline of Qingdao in Shandong Province.

The algae now covers at least 200 square miles of the Yellow Sea.

A Chinese man swims along the algae-filled coastline of Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong province on July 17, 2011. Green algae continues to spread in waters off China's east coastline and although not poisonous, it can hinder the fishing industry and tourism in affected areas. (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

I don’t want to go into the water because it looks so dirty :mrgreen:

Children play in seawater covered by a thick layer of green algae at a beach on July 17, 2011 in Qingdao, Shandong Province of China. A large area of green seaweed called enteromorpha prolifera, has approached the Qingdao coast. The algae, is non-poisonous and harmless for water quality but may threaten marine life and coastline tourism. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

A boy swims in the algae-filled coastline of Qingdao, Shandong province July 15, 2011. Picture taken July 15, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily

A fisherman looks at her algae-filled fish pond near the coastline of Qingdao, Shandong province July 14, 2011.





The World’s Longest Sea Bridge – Pictures

5 07 2011

A band plays during the opening ceremony of the Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Qingdao, Shandong province June 30, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily

The Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Shandong province, China is now the longest sea bridge in the world.

It was opened on June 30, 2011.

The bridge is 42 kilometers (26 miles) long and links China’s eastern port city of Qingdao to an offshore island, Huangdao.

This photo taken Wednesday, June 29, 2011 released by China's Xinhua news agency shows the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. China opened Thursday, June 30, 2011, the world's longest cross-sea bridge, which is 42 kilometers (26 miles) long and links China's eastern port city of Qingdao to an offshore island, Huangdao. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Yan Runbo)

A sign that reads: "Shandong Highway Corp. invests to operate Shandong Highway Jiaozhou Bay Bridge" is seen at Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Qingdao, Shandong province June 27, 2011. Picture taken June 27, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily

This photo taken Tuesday, June 21, 2011 released by China's Xinhua news agency shows the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Yan Runbo)

This photo taken Wednesday, June 29, 2011 released by China's Xinhua news agency shows the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Yan Runbo)








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