The blob (Chukchi Sea algae)

The blob (Chukchi Sea algae)

The blob is a term used to refer to a large mass of algae that was first spotted floating in the Chukchi Sea[1] between the Alaskan cities of Wainwright and Barrow in July 2009.[2] A notable feature of the mass is its length of at least 12 miles (19 km). The algae is colored black, which is considered to be unusual.[3] Early examiners of the algae were unable to determine its species.[4]


  1. ^ Arctic Mystery: Identifying the Great Blob of Alaska, Time, July 18, 2009
  2. ^ Huge blob of Arctic goo floats past Slope communities, Anchorage Daily News, July 15, 2009
  3. ^ Black goo afloat off Alaska coast identified as algae, Detroit Free Press, July 17, 2009
  4. ^ Giant mysterious blob found floating off Alaska coast , The Christian Science Monitor, July 17, 2009

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  • Chukchi Sea — Map of the Chukchi Sea. Scientists on the sea ice in the Chukchi Se …   Wikipedia

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