Scott Cooper Miami Beach Discusses The Florida Seaweed Invasion
Sargassum, otherwise known as floating weeds or seaweed, is piling up on Miami beaches
Sargassum has always been present in large quantities in the Atlantic Ocean. Typically it has stayed offshore. Since 2011, it has been attacking the Caribbean and Florida coastline at alarming rates. According to Scott Cooper of Miami Beach, "residents are wondering how long this seaweed invasion will last." Mexican and Caribbean hotels are spending unprecedented sums to protect beaches through cleanup and by building seaweed barriers. The influx of sargassum is "considered the greatest single threat to the Caribbean," stated Scott Cooper, Florida CEO. Experts are predicting that seaweed on our South Florida beaches will be around for at least another year.
Sargassum is not toxic but it does keep people out of the ocean and it smells terrible. It is bad for some sea life and experts have not been able to deliver definitive answers as to why we are experiencing this unprecedented seaweed migration. "Our great city is built on tourism," said Scott Cooper, a Miami Beach resident, "But these guests have overstayed their welcome."
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