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Black algae cleanup underway

A cleanup crew has begun removing black algae at Blackpool and Surfdale beaches. Auckland Council has placed signs to warn residents not to touch...

Is the stinking black algae here to stay?

© Waiheke Gulf News Ltd This summer boating families at Blackpool are reporting extensive mats of fine black seaweed growing up from the seafloor and...

Black sludge comes back on Surfdale and Blackpool foreshore

Two weeks ago, Waiheke residents woke up with a rotting smell inundating their homes. The  stinking black algae that washed ashore at Surfdale and...

Auckland Council finally warns Waiheke residents to avoid black algae

Auckland Council has warned residents of Blackpool, Shelly Beach and Surfdale not to swim at their beaches and to avoid the mat of toxic...