Seaweed Is Attacking Florida's Beaches
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1100 , Segment 3
Episode: Immigration, Kilo Change, Stinky Beach
- Jun 25, 2019 10:00 pm
- 11:57 mins
Guest: Stephen Leatherman, Professor of Geomorphology, Florida International University Giant rafts of slimy brown seaweed are piling up on beaches from Cancun to Florida. Some popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean have declared a “state of emergency” over the issue. Even with tractors, they’re are having trouble keeping the beaches clear. And the seaweed takes on the stench of rotten eggs as it rots. It’s just a real mess and it’s been getting worse for the last five years or so.