Several of Sydney’s famous beaches, including Bondi, were closed to swimmers and sea-lovers alike yesterday as red algae spread across the water and dramatically changed it’s colour to red.
It is thought to have been caused by a sudden rise in water temperature and humidity and with even hotter temperatures coming up with this weekend, locals and tourists won’t be able to go in the sea and cool down as the algae gives you skin irritation.
The colour is caused by the noctiluca scintillans algae…which is also known a seasparkle. A pretty name, bloody annoying.
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Both of us live in the Sydney for nearly a year and I must say that it really knows how to do dramatic! From heat waves to sandstorms: