Sargassum hits Placencia

The beautiful beach of Placencia in Belize (Caribbean Sea) got hit by a catastrophic amount of seaweed. Itís not the usual one that is common and floating in every few years, itís a toxic one that kills sea turtles and fish because of the lack of oxygen. Itís caused by the rising sea temperatures, fertilizers and oil drilling incidents. Belize is trying hard to protect our environment, including the ban of plastic like straws and bags and banned all oil drilling - and even surveys - in the ocean. But as long as rich countries donít care about our planet, small and challenged countries like Belize suffer from the global ignorance.

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