An algal bloom is spanning 100 miles within the Gulf of Maine

An unusually giant algae bloom within the Gulf of Maine has researchers attempting to grasp its trigger and potential results.

At its peak, the algae bloom prolonged from Penobscot Bay to Martha’s Winery. The bloom is comprised of a naturally occurring phytoplankton that’s not poisonous to people or animals.

College of New Hampshire scientists first observed the bloom in April after they recorded the bottom carbon dioxide and highest pH ranges of their 20 years of monitoring.