Scientists Discover the Biggest Seaweed in the World

Scientists Discover the Biggest Seaweed in the World

Researchers driven by the USF College of Marine Science utilized NASA satellite view to find the biggest bloom of macroalgae on the planet called the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt (GASB), as revealed in Science.

They affirmed that the belt of dark-colored macroalgae called Sargassum frames its shape in light of sea flows, in view of numerical reproductions. It can develop so huge that it covers the outside of the tropical Atlantic Ocean from the west shoreline of Africa to the Gulf of Mexico. This happened a year ago when in excess of 20 million tons of it – heavier than 200 completely stacked airplanes – glided in surface waters and some of which unleashed devastation on shorelines covering the tropical Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and the east bank of Florida.

The group likewise utilized ecological and field information to propose that the belt shapes occasionally in light of two key supplement inputs: one human-derived, and one normal. In the spring and summer, Amazon River release adds nutrients to the sea, and such released supplements may have expanded as of late because of expanded deforestation and compost use. In the winter, upwelling of the West African coast conveys supplements from profound waters to the sea surface where the Sargassum develops.

Be that as it may, a lot of this seaweed makes it difficult for certain marine species to move and inhale, particularly when the mats swarm the coast. When it passes on and sinks to the sea base everywhere amounts it can cover corals and seagrasses. On the shoreline, spoiled Sargassum discharges hydrogen sulfide gas and scents like spoiled eggs, conceivably presenting health challenges for individuals on shorelines who have asthma, for instance.

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