That may be the case in Kivalina, AK. Have you heard about the bizarre orange goo--looking not unlike the inner contents of a macaroni and cheese packet--coating their shores? Discovered last week, tests have shown that the ooze is a film of microscopic eggs that even long-time residents cannot recall ever seeing before. When the icky stuff dried, it became airborne and coated at least one roof and floated in rain barrels. The town is still unsure if this will affect their drinking water. See the excerpt below:
Orange goo near remote Alaska village ID'd as eggs
By RACHEL D'ORO - Associated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists have identified an orange-colored gunk that appeared along the shore of a remote Alaska village as millions of microscopic eggs filled with fatty droplets.
But the mystery is not quite solved. Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday they don't know for sure what species the eggs are, although they believe they are some kind of crustacean eggs or embryos. They also don't know if the eggs are toxic, and that worries many of the 374 residents of Kivalina, an Inupiat Eskimo community located at the tip of an 8-mile (12-kilometer) barrier reef on Alaska's northwest coast...
Scientists also don't know why the unidentified eggs suddenly emerged on the shores of Kivalina last week. Villagers say they've never seen such a phenomenon before...
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