Mysterious red slime covering millions of cubic meters in the bay
– It is obvious that there is something going on which wildlife are unable to cope, says associate professor at NFH.
Red slime in Lyngenfjorden
Journalist Ida Louise Rostad
Updated today at. 5:36
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– There are huge amounts of jellyfish in parts of the fjords of North Troms and the bottom part of this jellyfish field contains a red colored, mucoid material. We have not been able to find out what this really is, other than that we are talking about large amounts of jellyfish, says associate professor at NFH UiT, Roger Larsen.
The belt has an extent of up to 200 meters, and is like a continuous belt around the outer part of the Lyngen Fjord and parts of the outer Kvænangen.
– We’re talking millions of cubic meters, says Larsen.