A bunch of seaweed is heading for Florida
America is at risk, Florida is facing an environmental disaster< /i>
What could be the largest seaweed in the history of mankind is heading towards Florida in two times the width of the continental United States. The entire Gulf of Mexico region is facing a tourist season crisis, reports CNN.
This year's algae bloom, Sargassum, has started unusually early According to Dr. Brian Lapointe, a researcher at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University, Sargassum blooms unusually early this year.
The gas released by rotting algae is toxic and can cause breathing problems.
Moving west, the clot will pass through the summer Caribbean Sea and rise to the Gulf of Mexico. Algae is expected to be on Florida beaches by July after passing through the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.
“This is a brand new oceanographic phenomenon that creates such a catastrophic problem for Caribbean tourism,” say scientists .