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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Seaweed threat

Japweed, or Japanese Wireweed (Sargassum mutic...Image via Wikipedia MASSES OF SARGASSUM, a brown seaweed that has been washing up on Barbados’ shores within recent weeks, could pose a threat to the vital tourism industry and sea creatures such as turtles.

Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), Dr Leo Brewster, said yesterday there was a large quantity of the seaweed out in the ocean, and approaching islands of the eastern Caribbean, waiting to be dumped here in the coming months.
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