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FactoidDate 31 August 2018  +
FactoidHeadline Fields of Sargassum line Caribbean and Atlantic coasts  +
FactoidText "Sargassum is actually a floating seaweed "Sargassum is actually a floating seaweed that drifts on ocean currents in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico...Sometimes called a golden floating rainforest, clumps of Sargassum—ranging in size from a softball to floating rafts miles long—are their own ecosystem. Beginning in 2011, unprecedented quantities of Sargassum began washing ashore along the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico." - Excerpt from [https://www.umces.edu/content/tracking-sargassum%E2%80%99s-ocean-path-could-help-predict-coastal-inundation-events University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]. Again in 2018, Caribbean islands are experiencing [https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45044513 massive build ups of Sargassum] on their coastlines.ild ups of Sargassum] on their coastlines.  +
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