Stay out of the water! Eerie blood-coloured substance seeps into the sea at popular Sydney beach
- A blood-coloured substance appeared in the waters near Manly
- The substance is an algae-bloom that is not known to produce toxins
- A WaterNSW spokesman warns swimmers to avoid the water as a precaution
A Sydney beach looked more like a scene from Jaws as red patches filled the sea at a popular holiday spot.
Manly residents should not fret – there is not a murderous shark in the waters -but they have been advised to avoid swimming in the affected area.
The splotchy, red water is an algae-bloom, a WaterNSW spokesman told the Daily Telegraph.
Manly resident Keryn Hill said she got ‘a bit of shock’ when she spotted the red tide while hanging out her washing
He said that the algae bloom has been identified as noctiluca scintillansan, which is not known to produce toxins, however, it should be avoided as a precaution.
The blooms are often visible as a red discolouration in the water and can produce bioluminescence during the night when disturbed, he said.
Manly resident Keryn Hill said she got ‘a bit of shock’ when she spotted the red tide while hanging out her washing.
‘It’s definitely not a murky pink – it looks like blood.’
It was the second time this month an odd colour had been discovered in the waters near Manly.
A pink-red stain was spotted in waters at Manly Cove and Shelly Beach on August 15, the Manly Daily reported.
It was the second time this month an odd colour had been discovered in the waters near Manly