You might have heard right now an algal bloom is overtaking SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Bay and thousands of dead fish are washing through to beaches and around Lake Merritt. The murky soup that is the reddish, brownish color of root beer formed just because a kind of algae called Heterosigma akashiwo keeps growing uncontrollable. It’s on the list of forms of algae that may cause red tides.
It’s clearly bad for the fish, but think about humans? Could it be safe to swim in the bay that could offer a spot to cool off through the upcoming heat wave?