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Algae at the Atlantic coast

05.02.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Original language: de Translator: Isolde Moussot

On beaches of the Altlantic coast, green algae on the Atlantic coast have increasingly been found for about 50 years with the increasing intensification of agriculture. Global warming also contributes to algae growth

They are fed by the nitrates that enter the water through the intense landscape and when the algae rot, a dangerous gas hydrogen sulphide is produced in high concentrations. As this can be life threatening for children, some beaches have already been closed.