09 Aug '11, 6pm

Sounds like a bad B movie- mysterious orange goo hitting Alaska revealed as equally mysterious fish eggs:

Sounds like a bad B movie- mysterious orange goo hitting Alaska revealed as equally mysterious fish eggs:

Photo: Quinn Dombrowski under a Creative Commons license . This one sounds like the beginning of a B movie- last week, the residents of Kivalina, Alaska were surprised to find a mysterious orange goo washing up on their shores . It was determined that the goo was neither man-made nor petroleum based, and it soon dried up and blew away in the wind. So what was the goo, and how did it end up on Alaskan shores? Turns out it was a mass of microscopic fish eggs- which actually raises more questions than it answers. Officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA ) said that while they've confirmed that the goo is fish eggs, they don't know what species laid them. Their best guess is some sort of crustacean, and they can't rule out that the eggs aren't toxic, the Anchorage Daily News reported . There's been at least one report of dead minnows found in the ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/mysterious-orange...

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