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Old 07-28-2015   #196 (permalink)
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Will workers be cleaning off shore too or is that an unknown at this point?

I would think that one day it could be possible. Right now, the chance that this will just "go away" is still there, so it doesn't justify the huge investment.

But when it goes on long enough where billionaires start losing big money, then the technological investment may happen. Who knows what that will look like. If could be a chemical/biological attack on the weeds at the source, boats equipped to "vacuum" the water preemptively, some sort of barrier to divert currents, etc...
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I used to enjoy reading this forum, but now it's filled with nothing but sargassum.
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Old 07-28-2015   #198 (permalink)
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If could be a chemical/biological attack on the weeds at the source, boats equipped to "vacuum" the water preemptively, some sort of barrier to divert currents, etc...


You're a funny guy.

The "source" is well over two million square miles covered in sargassum. That's approximately 1.5 million tons of it, and it replenishes quickly.

You can protect limited areas using obvious mechanical methods, but at that point you might as well just build a wall and filter sea water through it.
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I see ads for beachfront condos and I wonder if they should be advertised as sargasso front condos.
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Old 07-28-2015   #200 (permalink)
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I just walked the beach from 10th to Mamitas. It was probably the least amount of sargassum I've seen in 3 weeks.

Of course that isn't saying too much, there still was a lot.

But I was able to walk about 20% of the way in wet sand with waves splashing my feet a bit.

The worst part was still the sand bag beach lagoon.

And now I watched this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SrzBdjMfXE and it made me depressed. I hate the sargassum.

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I just walked the beach from 10th to Mamitas. It was probably the least amount of sargassum I've seen in 3 weeks.

Of course that isn't saying too much, there still was a lot.

But I was able to walk about 20% of the way in wet sand with waves splashing my feet a bit.

The worst part was still the sand bag beach lagoon.

And now I watched this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SrzBdjMfXE and it made me depressed. I hate the sargassum.
Progress, according to some. I was not "there" in the 70's and the 80's but I miss what I remember. Those that live there who enjoy slamming those of us who just visit and want things to be stagnant, have at it....😀
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Progress, according to some. I was not "there" in the 70's and the 80's but I miss what I remember. Those that live there who enjoy slamming those of us who just visit and want things to be stagnant, have at it....��
I would prefer the water color to remain a stagnant crystal blue. I don't think anyone considers brown water and black speckled beaches progress
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Progress, according to some. I was not "there" in the 70's and the 80's but I miss what I remember. Those that live there who enjoy slamming those of us who just visit and want things to be stagnant, have at it....😀
Who considers seaweed progress?
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I was commenting on the video, I didn't make that clear, my bad. Forgot the thread title and got lost in the simpler way of life that we probably all crave...carry on seaweed haters, I'm your biggest cheerleader ������
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This is very sad . I hope the new cleanup will make a difference but am afraid they are fighting a losing battle...hoping for the best...
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Old 07-29-2015   #207 (permalink)
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The "source" is well over two million square miles covered in sargassum. That's approximately 1.5 million tons of it, and it replenishes quickly.
The source might not be the Sargaso Sea http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/1...796433#preview

The biological and chemical solutions have been considered in other places with Sargassum issues (I linked the Google web cache, actual file is large pdf) An Account of the Attempted Control of an Introduced Marine Alga, Sargassum muticum, in Southern England

As a famous poster on these boards often says: "Google is your friend".
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Mexican beaches hit with tonnes of seaweed - BBC News

Not that there is anything new in that video, but it's starting to make international news more and more- saw a couple stories here too, recently.
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That's exactly what I was thinking about 2 days ago when comparing old beach pics from a few years ago with my wife!
Reall sad.
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Old 07-29-2015   #210 (permalink)
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Sad? Imagine the poor folks that have booked trips having seen nothing but the resort or hotels pics. Having the excitement of going to unspoiled beaches and the pleasant aroma of the sea!
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