Excerpt from NPR
Written by Merrit Kennedy
Alarmed Russians are sharing photos on social media of a Siberian river that has suddenly and mysteriously turned blood red.
Russian authorities are trying to determine the cause of the ominous change to the Daldykan River, located above the Arctic Circle and flowing through the mining town of Norilsk. Photos posted on Facebook by the Association of the Indigenous Peoples of the Taimir Peninsula clearly show the river has turned a vivid red.