August 19, 2011. Mystery of floating orange goo has been solved. As a result of analysis revealed the presence of fungal spores that create rust, thus explaining the appearance of sodium orange.
However, the results have only led to increased fears in the small village of Kivalina, where the spot first appeared in the lagoon two weeks ago. Now local residents have expressed concerns about water quality and especially fish and plants, which they use for food, reports dailymail.co.uk
Scientists still have not determined whether this is a common type of dispute or some unknown species, so there is no toxicological conclusions. It is also unclear whether it settles to the bottom and what will be the consequences of its impact on the environment.