1. *Somehow this is the least surprising headline of the year* “A blob twice the width of the US is heading towards Florida”. Well of course it is

    1. Sargassum is a nursery for shrimp, fish, and crabs…..im not so sure this guy is much of a marine biologist

    1. @Jeff Hampton All coastal states are weird or regions where humans live. We mess up things unless we live in balance with the ecosystem. Which humans are not historically good at unless you live a primitive lifestyle. I am using the word primitive loosely but basically nothing post stone age.

    2. @Dagger Deep I didn’t have a choice. I would not of chosen to live here. I’m born from Ohio.

  2. Sargassum is widely regarded as a bio-fertiliser in agriculture. This nutrient-dense macroalgae is rich in minerals, water soluble polysaccharides and phenolic compounds which collectively enhance soil health, quality, productivity and enzymatic activities.

    1. This has been in central and south america for a decade. Name a country that uses it as biofuel or fertilizer… the answer is 0. The salt content is way too high, there is no easy way to clean it at the quantity that would even make a dent, just way too much fresh water needed.

    2. @Nine Hundred Dollar Luxury Yacht The expert in this report stated or at least suggested that fertilizer processors have a process that either removes the arsenic or dilutes it to levels less harmful to humans and plant life. Arsenic exists in the soil naturally in small levels. For me, it would have been interesting to know where local governments are hauling that stuff off to. When coal companies extract coal from open pits. It causes toxic lakes. So toxic that they can’t be cleaned up. If they are dumping this seaweed in landfills, it stands to reason that doing so would result in concentrated levels of arsenic that will then contaminate groundwater, which will poison drinking water and water used for farming.

    3. @Zebra Talk The process of removing arsenic from fertilizer is expensive and difficult. That’s why it’s not usually done. Phosphate based fertilizers are literally the largest source of local arsenic ground contamination.

  3. Around 60 or so years ago, we called the seaweed June grass, because it usually washed up about that time.

    1. watch Bird Box Blind if you want to understand the Real reason for this.. these cheerleaders will never tell the truth.. sargassam started becoming and issue in 2011. Wake up, open your eyes.. watch Bird Box Blind

  4. Very nice bloom. The greatest bloom ever. Beautiful bloom. I never seen such a great bloom. The Mar-a-Lago blob.

  5. What is DeSantos saying about this invasion of his coast? Is he planning to load it up and bus it north? I was at the coast last summer and the beaches were disgusting. You couldn’t go into the water and that was a mild case of sar….. I’ll make sure not to go midsummer this year.

    1. @Brandon Broyles Lighten up Brandon..I wasn’t making a personal attack on FL. If it was the snarky comment about DeSantis I apologize

  6. Interesting to see how this develops over the next weeks, as I’m on the gulf coast still trying to recover from hurricane 🌀 IAN.

    1. i’m sure everything will be okay, you have ron desantis as your governor! he won’t let anyone do woke stuff to it like try and reuse the refuse or make the beaches safe for tourists.

  7. My favorite part is that she keeps on referring to it as a blob, even after he explains the actual name. 🤦🏼‍♀️

    1. ​​@Harold Of course Trump lost. My people (Asian Americans) helped defeat him because we were sick of the magaism. 🙌

  8. I remember being in st thomas and this stuff was washing up on all of the beaches. They had crews constantly working to clear the beaches. They were hauling away dumpsters full of the blob lol

  9. Can seagress be harvested, processed and turned into something like mulch, privacy fencing materials or something else useful?

  10. Seems like this would be a perfect opportunity for the biofuel industry. If a biofuel facility was built offshore, barges full of harvested seaweed could take it to the facility for processing.

    1. @MrDmadness biofuels are from biomass also called feedstocks. Petroleum is not biomass or feedstocks

    2. @tommy paris  it is a biomass.. just an ancient one. I take your point and I’m just playing tbh but I’m not wrong either.

    3. ​@hollis216 seasonal was before. NOW its sargasso all r year round Massive toxic ocean killer. We are doomed…lol

  11. The blob is actually a tremendous economic opportunity for those who are innovative enough to make use of it.

    1. @PSoul Every opportunity that has ever existed has had both winners and losers. Best to position oneself properly.

  12. Mother Nature, hitting at the humans on all fronts!! Rooting for her. Earth is definitely due for a makeover!!🤣 Starting with Florida…🤣

    1. I also do water my indoor plants, do you also call me mother nature?… or do you call a stone with algae on it mother stone?

  13. There was a giant blob that left New York, stunk up Washington DC for a while then washed up at Mar A Lago. Lately it’s been seen circulating in the Mid West, still stinking up the place.

  14. He looks so defeated when she called it a blob again After he was clearly instructing her to say sargassom

  15. Question is why did so much of this release at the same time like this? I’ve lived in fortwalton for 15 years and I’m used to red tide and sea weed but I’ve never seen anything of this magnitude.

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