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Heaps of Seaweed Plaguing Caribbean Beaches, Affecting Tourism

Heaps of Seaweed Plaguing Caribbean Beaches, Affecting Tourism

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Barbados, the easternmost island in the Lesser Antilles, is being inundated with massive rafts of floating seaweed, swamping beaches and killing wildlife, and posing a potential threat to tourism.

The nation’s government declared a national emergency on June 7, after satellite observations warned of record-setting Sargassum blooms and seaweed making their way to its shores.

The seaweed’s arrival in Barbados started to trickle in around January, but the amount has ramped up dramatically since early June, according to Science, which is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Source: TravelMarket Report

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