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Globalstar Helps Researchers Track Mysterious Seaweed

Globalstar Helps Researchers Track Mysterious Seaweed

Saragassum seaweed. Photo: Wikipedia commons Dutch researchers are using drifter buoys fitted with SPOT Trace satellite trackers from Globalstar Europe Satellite Services to understand the dramatic increase of Sargassum seaweed across the North Atlantic, Globalstar announced Thursday.  The relatively harmless Sargassum, which has washed up in large quantities in the …

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Pinterest reveals the top three health food trends for 2020

Irish seaweed, liquidised cucumber and an obscure European plant known to reduce blood pressure are among the standout health foods for 2020, according to new research. Photo sharing platform Pinterest analysed the online preferences of Australian users to rank the top trends for the coming year. Health conscious caffeine lovers …

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Year in Review: The summer of sargassum

Year in Review: The summer of sargassum

An occasional menace in summers past, sargassum swamped Cayman’s beaches in such volumes this year, the problem became impossible to ignore. Thick mats of the foul-smelling seaweed inundated sandy coves and lingered in once-pristine bays, sending a sulphur-tinged odour leaking out across the island. Hoteliers were forced to invest thousands …

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Sargazo algae attacks Mexico’s pristine beaches

Sargazo algae attacks Mexico's pristine beaches

A seaweed invasion is threatening Mexico’s pristine beaches and coral reefs.  And tourism is taking a hit, as inhabitants and authorities look for innovative solutions to fight the ubiquitous algae. Beaches around the world are being choked by a proliferation of macro-algae called sargazo. The overgrown seaweed has formed a …

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Quintana Roo Is Ready to Combat Sargassum

Quintana Roo Is Ready to Combat Sargassum

As the 2020 seaweed season approaches, the government of Quintana Roo is ready to combat sargassum. According to a report in the Riviera Maya News, six sargassum-fighting vessels will be ready to take on the arrival of the algae. Governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez noted that he has consulted with the …

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British family’s £4300 dream TUI holiday to Mexico is ruined

British family‘s £4,300 dream holiday to Mexico is ruined after TUI ‘failed to tell them about a toxic algae infestation‘ outside their five-star beachfront hotel A couple say their dream trip to the Caribbean coast was ruined after the ‘golden beaches‘ they were expecting were actually a ‘swamp of toxic …

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