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Townsville City council forced to close waterfront rockpool

Blooming heck: Council is forced to clarify that waterfront rockpool is closed due to an algal bloom – not because Orlando Bloom was visiting

  • Queensland council forced to clarify why it closed its waterfront rockpool
  • Workers detected the algae in the water, people thought it was Orlando Bloom
  • The Strand Rock Pool in Queensland has been closed until further notice

A council has been forced to clarify the closing of its waterfront rockpool due to an algal bloom – and not because Orlando Bloom was visiting.

‘There are incorrect reports that the Strand Rockpool has been closed due to Orlando Bloom being in town. Please be aware that the Rock Pool is in fact closed due to an ALGAL bloom, NOT Orlando Bloom Council has advised the two are not related,’ Townsville City Council tweeted.  

The Strand Rock Pool in northeastern Queensland has been closed until further notice after council workers discovered Trichodesmium algal bloom in the water, Townsville Bulletin reported.

Townsville City Council tweeted the alert on Thursday informing residents that their waterfront rockpool is closed due

The Strand Rock Pool in northeastern Queensland has been closed until further notice 

The Strand Rock Pool in northeastern Queensland has been closed until further notice due to algal bloom NOT Orlando Bloom (left) 

According to the Australian Marine of Science, Trichodesmium is a blue-green algae. 

The cells join up to each other in strings and clumps and will eventually rise to the surface of the water.

Surf Life Saving Queensland Townsville supervisor Russell Blanchard told Townsville Bulletin had a ‘sewerage’ odour and the beach next to the pool will remain open. 

Orlando Bloom  

  • Orlando Bloom is an English actor
  • He is 41-years-old
  • He is from the United Kingdom 
  • He is not an Algal Bloom 

Algal Bloom  

  • Scientific term is Trichodesmium
  • It is a blue-green algae
  • The cells join up in strings and clumps 
  • They do not look like Orlando Bloom
Surf Life Saving Queensland Townsville supervisor Russell Blanchard said ithad a 'sewerage' odour 

Surf Life Saving Queensland Townsville supervisor Russell Blanchard said ithad a ‘sewerage’ odour 

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