2 Dec 2015

Sea Lettuce - Karin Bryan

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:35 pm on 2 December 2015
Sea lettuce

Sea lettuce Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Bay of Plenty residents have been prewarned that their beaches could turn green this summer, because of an increased sea lettuce bloom. Although the name lettuce may seem non-threatening, it can wash up on shore and start to rot, in turn releasing noxious gas.

Paul speaks to earth sience associate professor Karin Bryan from the University of Waikato.