Human waste is turning this bay in the Philippines green

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Monday 06 March 2017 12:00
Qingdao, China, 20 July 2015. Like Boracay Bay in the Philippines, this Chinese beach also regularly suffers from algal bloom.(Picture: VCG via Getty Images)

Boracay bay in the Philippines is reportedly turning green, due to untreated 'waste water'.

An environmental study identified the problem in 2015, a waste pipe releasing untreated water near the shore.

According to GMA news, locals have claimed the algae is an annual phenomenon.

Algae is a problem on east Asia's coastlines, regularly affecting China.

Yet scientists believe it is a tell tale sign of pollution.

Photos taken on Sunday reveal the extent of the problem.

The waste is causing a sludgy algae to develop on the surface of the water.

Previously the island's waters were much less green.

Clearer waters at Boracay Bay in October 2006.(Picture: TARA YAP/AFP/Getty Images)


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