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The Alaska shore may be grosser than even Jersey Shore: When mysterious orangegoo attacks
The newest season of Jersey Shore is making media waves, but the Alaska shore may just be one-upping the gross factor.
Picture an orange goo mysteriously appearing on the surface of water, and you'll understand what residents of the northwest Alaskan town of Kivalina are enduring. Images of the goo attack across the harbor have been released by Kivalina resident Mida Swan.
According to the Associated Press, City Administrator Janet Mitchell reports that the substance has also made a cameo in some residents' rain buckets. An algae expert from the University of Alaska Fairbanks will investigate the matter, which is reportedly odorless, but nonetheless frightening.
Alaska hasn't seen such a spooky sludge since the Exxon Valdez disaster — unless you count Gak or the substance that resulted in Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, the love child of Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston.