“It began with a few small strange patches of slime, clinging to the rocks of the Heber River in Canada. Within a year, the patches had become thick, blooming mats. Within a few years the mats had grown into a giant green snot.”
No, it’s not the trailer for an upcoming Hollywood movie (allthough it may very well become one).
It is the start of a very interesting BBC Earth program about the microscopic diatom alga, Didymosphenia geminata, commonly known as Didymo.
Although not yet reported found in the Baltic Sea, it might just be a matter of time…
A very interesting piece on how algae can be transported and gain world domination, or at least try.