waves wash over the Oregon beach of Neskowin on August 15. A form of
hydrogen sulfide consuming bacteria is known to color water purple.
Is this an indicator that the deadly gas is present in Oregon’s
waters? Image source: Jeanine Sbisa andBeach
beachgoers and ocean researchers alike are flummoxed. There’s
something strange in the water. Something that’s coloring the waves
of Oregon’s beaches purple even as the off-shore waters are