Seaweeds are not so bad after all

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The news that another wave of sargassum is coming to Dominican shores has been in the news. However, Diario Libre ecology writer Marvin Del Cid says the waves of seaweed may bring much goods. He reports on research in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research on how the Sargasso Sea (located in the mid-Atlantic) retained around 19.3 million tons of CO2, an amount equal to the contamination emitted by Mexico City in a whole year. The research, led by Daniel Lardizabal Gutierrez from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav) in Spain, found that the seaweed, just like mangroves, and marine grasses, captures huge amounts of CO2.



The sargassum retains the gas in three manners. The first is through photosynthesis. The second is indirectly, by means of the fauna that travels with the sargassum. This macroalgae, coming from Africa, and traveling towards America...
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Who complains about sargassum in areas not inhabited or developed?
It's nature at work.
 
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Besides looking like crap, swimming in waters with this stuff will creep you out!
the St. Lawrence river was filled with this stuff, plus fouling the prop is a pain, but as the article states, its not all bad.
 
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