5,000-mile-wide blob of seaweed can make beachgoers sick

Sargassum (seaweed) pollution — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Bret Reyes Seaweed blobs that smell terrible are already washing up on Florida’s shores. According to Brian Lapointe, a research professor at Florida Atlantic University, they’ve “already seen some of this arriving in Key West.” It’s not simply smelly, he claimed. As more wash up on the shore,

An enormous blob of stinky seaweed is on its way to Florida beaches

Seaweed pollution along Miami Beach, Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Sergii Figurnyi The majority of the stinky seaweed buildup in the Atlantic, which is being closely monitored by researchers, is expected to end up on Florida beaches this summer. Jetty Park was covered in stinky, brown seaweed in July of last year. This brown seaweed