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Algae Invasion Causes 'Environmental Nightmare' in Spain

Algae Invasion Causes 'Environmental Nightmare' in Spain
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People on Spain’s Mediterranean coast are grappling with what researchers are calling a silent invasion of sea algae that is threatening its biodiversity, tourism and fishing industry. Scientists say the invasive species arrived in the Mediterranean from Asia in the ballast of cargo ships, creating an “environmental nightmare.” In this report for VOA narrated by Jonathan Spier, Alfonso Beato has details from the southern Spanish coastal city of Tarifa.

Camera: Alfonso Beato
Graham Keeley contributed to this report