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What is the sargassum affecting beaches in eastern Puerto Rico?

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Frances Rosario

The eastern and southeastern coast of Puerto Rico has being seeing high volumes of sargassum, a brown algae that travels through the sea and accumulates on the shore.

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Dr. Jorge Bauzá-Ortega

This summer, many Puerto Rican beaches have been "flooded" by sargasso. Although the high levels of sargasso have been causing problems for beachgoers, boaters and fishermen, among others, this article reminds us of the biological and ecological value of sargasso, which serves as home for many marine species.

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