PHOTOS: Giant Sea "Mucus" Blobs on the Rise

PHOTOS: Giant Sea ''Mucus'' Blobs on the Rise
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The final stage of a mucilage blob floats off Italy's Numana Beach on the Adriatic Sea in summer 2004.

Recent studies tentatively suggest that mucus may be spreading throughout oceans from the North Sea (map) to Australia, perhaps because of rising temperatures, the Polytechnic University of Marche's Danovaro said.

"It's a good example [of what will happen if] we don't do something to stop climate warming," he said. "There are consequences [if] we continue to deny the scientific evidence."
— Photograph courtesy Roberto Danovaro
 
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