Mar Menor algae fear

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Turbid waters at Playa de la Mota in the Mar Menor in May 2016

Five different species of algae are growing rapidly in the Mar Menor due to the high content of nitrates and chemicals from farm run-off over many years into the sea.

According to water tests and a scientific report issued on Wednesday some are considered toxic and release toxins damaging sealife.

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