What’s driving the blooms of saggassum piling up on Florida and Caribbean beaches?

Photo: ELY Michel CC BY-SA 4.0

We’ve seen this first hand along the beaches of the Mexican Yucatan. Unfortunately, satellite images are showing abnormally high amounts again in 2021.

Over the past decade, a new “Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt” has inundated the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and Florida coastlines, wreaking environmental and economic havoc. It’s driving away tourists, devastating local fishing industries, and requires costly cleanup.

LINK (via The Conversation)


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