Lagoon turns blood red in Mexico unexpectedly

This lagoon situated in Huatalco, Mexico has turned blood red within the last 10 days. The reddish water of ‘La Salina’ lagoon impacts residents’ life and kills wildlife in the area. After the mysterious overnight disappearance of a river near Veracruz, Mexico, it’s now a lagoon that has unexpectedly turned color from green to red.

Scientists believe the color is a result of a red tide, a phenomenon in which estuarine, marine, or fresh water algae accumulate rapidly in the water column, which changes the color of the surface water. READ MORE