Monday, August 8, 2011

Great, Now There's Weird Orange Stuff in the Ocean

Posted By on Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 11:30 AM

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Maybe I'm paranoid, but I'm not a big fan of mysterious substances floating in the water and I can only assume it's some sort of sign that we're all doomed. I see no other possible conclusion to draw.

An unidentified orange substance is washing up on the shores of an isolated village in northwestern Alaska, and the only thing that investigators can say for sure is that it is not manmade.

Kivalina, a whaling community of about 425 people located in the Northwest Arctic Borough region, has reportedly experienced a rust-colored growth in its water: both in a local lagoon and, according to the Associated Press, even in some resident's rain buckets. What exactly the substance is, no one can yet say, but Anchorage-based NBC affiliate KTUU reported that the Coast Guard is conducting tests to uncover its origin.

"It is not man made, it is not a petroleum substance," Petty Officer David Mosley told KTUU.

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