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Vallejo Seaweed fall to Marysville

Marietta Daily Journal 04 Jun 2023
Jun. 3—The Vallejo Seaweed could only muster three hits on Friday night in a 11-2 loss to the Marysville Drakes in Pecos League competition. The loss dropped the new Vallejo independent league franchise to 1-4 on the season. Marysville put ... .

A giant seaweed mass heading for Florida's beaches is full of potentially dangerous bacteria that ...

Yahoo Daily News 04 Jun 2023
A giant stretch of Sargassum seaweed is headed toward the beaches of Florida and Mexico ... A giant stretch of seaweed in the Atlantic Ocean headed for Florida is full of bacteria and plastic, a recent study found, which could cause a "pathogen storm." ... in the seaweed.

Clumps of 5,000-mile seaweed blob bring flesh-eating bacteria to Florida

The Observer 04 Jun 2023
a 5,000-mile wide blob of murky seaweed creeping menacingly across the Atlantic before dumping itself along the US shoreline ... Florida beaches brace for 5,000-mile blob of seaweed to deposit rotting goop ... “The amount of plastic we find entangled in the seaweed on a daily basis, and every tide that comes in brings more, is shocking.

‘Perfect pathogen storm’ coming? Flesh-eating bacteria in seaweed on Florida beaches

Hindustan Times 03 Jun 2023
Clusters of brown Sargassum seaweed reported to be infested by flesh-eating bacteria were found awash in Florida. A new study revealed that this 5,000-mile wide thicket of seaweed- the “Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt”- could become overrun with species of Vibrio bacteria.

A good seaweed surprise for Florida: Floating mass has actually shrunk, reasons unclear

The Miami Herald 02 Jun 2023
South Florida beaches — and all the people who flock to them — may catch a break from a much-hyped and dreaded onslaught of seaweed this summer. Scientists have spotted ... .

‘Flesh-eating’ bacteria detected in seaweed invading Florida shorelines

Sacramento Bee 02 Jun 2023
A 5,000 mile long blob of sargassum seaweed is floating in the Caribbean causing large amounts of the intrusive algae to hit Florida beaches ....

Flesh-Eating Seaweed Blobs Are Overtaking Florida's Beaches

Democratic Underground 01 Jun 2023
The microplastics in the seaweed are hosting the bacteria - ...

Urgent holiday warning as ‘toxic seaweed covered in flesh-eating bacteria’ washing onto beaches in top ...

The Sun 01 Jun 2023
HOLIDAYMAKERS have been warned to be wary as toxic seaweed feared to be covered in flesh-eating bacteria washes up on beaches ... As the infected seaweed latches on to plastic debris, experts say it creates a "pathogen storm" that can pose a risk to beachgoers.

Florida-bound seaweed blob contains flesh-eating bacteria, study shows

San Gabriel Valley Tribune 01 Jun 2023
Not only can the Vibrio bacteria live within the sargassum, however, it also appears to be able to attach itself to plastic marine debris ... “If you handle this seaweed, it’s a good idea to wash your hands,” Mincer said, “and if you’re going to be doing a lot of it, wear gloves, and if you have an open cut or something stay away from it.” ... .

Can British seaweed farms bloom?

Economist 01 Jun 2023
Setting up a seaweed farm isn’t easy. Four miles off the north Devon coast in Bideford Bay, Algapelago, one of a spate of British seaweed startups, has just lost a sensor to the ocean ... The square-kilometre site may one day yield as much as 2,000 tonnes of seaweed per year ... Making money out of seaweed is a very different proposition.

It's here! Blob of smelly seaweed arrives on Palm Beach

Palm Beach Daily News 01 Jun 2023
The often smelly, brown- and tan-colored seaweed washed ashore in larger amounts in recent weeks after a slower entry earlier this spring, said Rob Weber, the town's Coastal Protection coordinator. The entire island has been affected by the seaweed bloom, he added, though historically the town's North End faces bigger impacts later in the summer.

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