July 10, 2014 9:07 pm

Algae bloom turns Burrard Inlet blood red

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There’s an unusual but completely natural phenomenon that’s turning part of English Bay and Burrard Inlet blood red.

Numerous people have contacted the authorities concerned it was a fuel spill from a cruise ship but Port Metro Vancouver says it’s a giant red algae bloom.

Massive blooms like this are a product of the right combination of water temperature, tide and timing.

The red bloom could last several days and is not considered dangerous.

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