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A Caribbean Influx of Deadly Weed

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Massive rafts of Sargassum seaweed that originate in the Sargasso Sea, an area contained normally by the central gyre of the Atlantic currents, have been coming ashore in recent years, not only in the Eastern Caribbean, but also along the coasts of Mexico, Trinidad, Tobago and some West African nations. It's been especially bad in Barbados, an island normally noted for its pristine white beaches, where some are now buried beneath vast expanses of rotting seaweed, with some mounds as much as six feet high (1.8m)....


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