Massive Flotillas of Putrid Seaweed Wash Up in Caribbean and S. Florida, Threatening Beaches

Massive Flotillas of Putrid Seaweed Wash Up in Caribbean and S. Florida, Threatening Beaches

paula_bolyard_bio_photo_6-18-15-1.sized-50x50xf.jpg By Paula Bolyard August 3, 2018
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Beachgoers make their way through sargassum seaweed on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Beaches from Florida to French Guiana in S. America have been plagued in recent years by massive influxes of Sargassum blooms, threatening not only the ecosystem but also tourism as resorts battle tons of the seaweed-like grass washing up on beaches on a daily basis. This year is gearing up to be one of the worst Sargassum invasions in recent memory.

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