Puget Sound waters are turning orange and Cascade snow is becoming pink. Neither are good signs

Tacoma News Tribune

Meanwhile, high up in the Cascades and Olympics, so-called watermelon snow is making an appearance. The phenomenon is also caused by algae. This one is called Chlamydomonas nivalis, and it loves cold.

KING-TV recently interviewed a researcher at Western Washington University who studies watermelon snow. Robin Kodner, an assistant professor of biology, said the algae isn't new and can be found from Peru to the Arctic.

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Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:46am