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That endless Sargassum problem

Discussion in 'Marine Life and Ecosystems' started by chillyinCanada, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    There are a number of different things being tried. Shoes, houses, fertilizer. . .even ine restaurant investigating it for nutritional value or garnish.
     
  2. WeRtheOcean

    WeRtheOcean Nassau Grouper

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    I didn't know about this. In the Dominican Republic, I knew that every time there was a storm system at sea, I would find the sargassum on the beach two or three days afterward, but I just thought that was because it had been churned out of the Sargasso and was part of a normal cycle. Is the Sargasso Sea expanding, or becoming more dense than previously?
     
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  3. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes
     
  4. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    People have a natural tendency to prefer explanations that keep us away from doing sacrifices. Sea urchins die-off? This is a good explanation cause we do nothing because what can we do, really? Fertilizer run off? Bad explanation cause in such case we'll have to scrap agriculture productivity. This is just an observation.
     
  5. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Worse, fertilizer runoff is 95% lawns, and commercially golf courses. Farmers tend not to over-fertilize, it's expensive and burns the crops.
     
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  6. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    Sure, they too.
     

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