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Seaweed slimes beaches in China

The seaweed on a swimmer body after he swam in seawater covered in a thick layer of green algae on July 05, in Qingdao, China. A large quantity of non-poisonous green seaweed, enteromorpha prolifera, has arrived on the coast of Qingdao and neighboring cities in Shandong province. The seaweed has grown at a rapid rate due to marine water eutrophication and warm weather. More than 40,000 tons of such seaweed has been removed from the city's beaches that causing damage to the tourism and aquatic farming. Hong Wu / Getty Images Contributor
Children swim in seawater covered in a thick layer of green algae on July 05, in Qingdao, China. Hong Wu / Getty Images Contributor
A general view of a public beach covered in a thick layer of green algae on July 05, in Qingdao, China. Hong Wu / Getty Images Contributor
A swimmer wearing mask in seawater covered in a thick layer of green algae on July 05, in Qingdao, China. A large quantity of non-poisonous green seaweed, enteromorpha prolifera, has arrived on the coast of Qingdao and neighboring cities in Shandong province. The seaweed has grown at a rapid rate due to marine water eutrophication and warm weather. More than 40,000 tons of such seaweed has been removed from the city's beaches that causing damage to the tourism and aquatic farming. Hong Wu / Getty Images Contributor

From Getty: A large quantity of non-poisonous green seaweed, enteromorpha prolifera, has arrived on the coast of Qingdao and neighboring cities in Shandong province. The seaweed has grown at a rapid rate due to marine water eutrophication and warm weather. More than 40,000 tons of such seaweed has been removed from the city's beaches that causing damage to the tourism and aquatic farming.