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Abundance of algae reported near Cocos Island

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - It's a sight for sore eyes as an abundance of green algae has once again been reported near coco's island but according to Guam EOA administrator Eric Palacios it is a natural occurrence.

"I visited the site with Mayor Ernest Chargulaf and unfortunately I agree that it is very visible even from a couple hundred yards on shore it's something that is concerning to us the last piece of information that Guam EPA has received is that it is still considered to be a natural occurrence just in a larger volume," he said.

He says tests have been conducted in the surrounding waters and did not find anything out of the ordinary. He adds that they have determined that it is not hazardous to human health. But because it is prevalent GEPA will be conducting further research and testing to see if there is anything they can learn from this occurrence. 

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