Saturday, August 15, 2015

The sargassum problem

This summer in the Caribbean the beaches are getting overloaded with a profusion of Sargassum, a floating aquatic plant that normally doesn't cause much of a problem.  But when it's too much, it gets unsightly and smelly.

This not good for normally pretty and attractive Caribbean beaches.  (This is also true of humans, particularly women, but they don't normally get covered in floating aquatic vegetation.)

Meet The Seaweed Choking The Beauty Out Of The Caribbean

Here's what it looks like on Barbados (which is not where it's been the worst):

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