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UWI using science to tackle the challenge of Sargassum

UWI using science to tackle the challenge of Sargassum

Caribbean islands have seen their coastlines blanketed with Sargassum seaweed, every year since 2011. The phenomenon has posed significant challenges for the fishing and tourism sectors. Countries attempt to remedy the problem by raking the Sargassum and disposing of it in landfills, especially before it decomposes. However, this is a very expensive venture, estimated to cost some US$210 million in 2018.

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