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The Spread of Sargassum Seaweed

2 years ago

In recent years sargassum has increasingly been seen as a pest, washing up in vast quantities on beaches on both sides of the Atlantic. Something happened in 2011 to produce an ocean-wide explosion of sargassum that stretched from the Caribbean to the coast of Africa. Unprecedented quantities of seaweed came ashore on coastlines on both sides of the Atlantic.


This Story Map explores the sargassum issue with interactive text, photo, and maps.

Status: Completed

Type: Story Maps

Tags: story maps

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