07/26/2010 04:04 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Baltic Sea Algae Bloom The Size Of Germany Spreading, Potentially Toxic

The 30 bottles of pre-French Revolution champagne recently recovered from the bottom of the Baltic Sea were a pretty awesome find. But the latest thing to show up in the far northern body of water is hardly anything to pop a cork over: a potentially toxic algae bloom covering 377,000 square kilometers, an area larger than all of Germany.