Puerto Rico Caribbean Seaweed Invasion

Puerto Rico Caribbean Seaweed Invasion

Large quantities of seaweed blanket the beach in the east coast “Playa Los Machos” in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Clumps of the brownish seaweed known as sargassum have long washed up on Caribbean coastlines, but researchers say the algae blooms have exploded in extent and frequency in recent years. The current invasion appears to be a bumper crop, with a number of shorelines so severely hit that some tourists have canceled trips and lawmakers on Tobago have termed it a “natural disaster.” (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

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August 07, 2015 12:00:00 AM
August 09, 2015 09:50:43 PM
Ricardo Arduengo
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Seaweed, Algae, Algal blooms, Plants, Water pollution, Water quality, Water environment, Environment, Environment and nature, Water pollution, Pollution, Environmental concerns
Ceiba, Puerto Rico
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