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#502251 - 03/15/15 05:43 PM Sargassum in Houston
PDS Offline
These images from May 2014, Houston USA
To the people gives one star less to Ambergris Caye on their TripAdvisor reviews because of Sargassum.





Edited by PDS (03/15/15 05:44 PM)

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#502253 - 03/15/15 09:19 PM Re: Sargassum in Houston [Re: PDS]
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This is an excerpt from a news report from St John's in 2012......

When scientists speak of the Sargasso Sea, which occupies part of the Atlantic Ocean, there is usually little mention of things drifting out because of the immobile currents.

That is until now. Over the past few weeks, seaweed from the Sargasso Sea has been making its way towards the Caribbean, washing up en masse on beaches as surrounding currents change with weather and temperature patterns.

It’s a situation that is posing serious problems for local ecosystems and critical industries such as tourism and fishing.

“It’s the first time in history that I or anyone in the fishermen association have seen so much sargassum weed invading our shores,” Gerald Price, communications officer for the Antigua and Barbuda Fishermen Association, told IPS.

“The general public is advised that while this new invasion is a nuisance, it poses no immediate threat to human health but all must exercise due care and caution if working continuously and directly within its environs. The sulphurous odour associated with it is primarily a result of decaying processes once the weed becomes stagnant in an area and is allowed to die.”

Price explained that the impact was also severe in the tourism sector after the sargassum weeds washed ashore, creating a “nasty stink” and driving tourists away from the beaches in a country which promotes itself as having 365 beaches – one for each day of the year.

The upscale St. James’s Club Resort and Villas located on a 100-acre peninsula on the southeastern coast of Antigua was forced to close its doors for several weeks late in 2011 as management devised ways to cope with the sargassum weed that has overtaken many beaches on the east and southeast coasts.

The hotel’s vice president, Alex Debretto, said the resort has employed more than two dozen people to clear the beaches.

Apart from Antigua and Barbuda, the seaweed has also affected other Caribbean islands, including Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Bartholomew.

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#502258 - 03/15/15 11:07 PM Re: Sargassum in Houston [Re: PDS]
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#502260 - 03/16/15 12:59 AM Re: Sargassum in Houston [Re: PDS]
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"In recent times, the shores of Ghana have been experiencing an unprecedented increase in the beaching of seaweed identified as Sargassum sp., and commonly called brown algae particularly in the Western Region.

Fishermen along the western coast of the Western Region say the recent invasion of seaweed has been affecting their livelihood." Seaweed biorefinery project started in Ghana
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#502261 - 03/16/15 02:09 AM Re: Sargassum in Houston [Re: PDS]
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It seams there should be a way to harvest this and turn into something useful.
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#502277 - 03/16/15 12:21 PM Re: Sargassum in Houston [Re: PDS]
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Agree, must be a positive, just as lobster was turned into a positive!

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#502332 - 03/17/15 09:49 PM Re: Sargassum in Houston [Re: BelizeCityDayTrip]
Chuck V Offline
Perhaps announce that smoking it gives the smoker a nice buzz?

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#502335 - 03/17/15 10:37 PM Re: Sargassum in Houston [Re: PDS]
Diane Campbell Offline
Woa, it thought that was banana peels.

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#502343 - 03/18/15 01:43 AM Re: Sargassum in Houston [Re: PDS]
seashell Offline
A nice side dish to lionfish?

Would be nice to see it used as landfill in San Pedro rather than the garbage used now and for so many years. I can't help wondering what the cancer rates will be like soon enough. frown
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