Maritime Warnings

Submitted by ub on Mon, 03/20/2023 - 10:47

A 5K-mile-long mass of seaweed is approaching the Florida coastline. What happens? Don't say blob, woke seaweed, or Sargassum.

Instead of Come On Down, some may soon be singing, WOKE me up before you GO-Go...

Did the maritime nations of Portugal and England produce many seafaring explorers during the 16th and 17th centuries, many of whom sailed under the flags of other countries ever spot this? Sailing for the Spanish, Ferdinand Magellan captained the ship that was the first to circulate the world, charting many new maritime routes. Henry Hudson, funded by the Dutch, sailed up what we call today the Hudson River, claiming the naval area that now includes New York City for the Netherlands, but nowhere here or in our site.

Seaweed is the red, green, or brown marine algae that grow along seashores. Seaweeds are generally anchored to the sea bottom or other solid structures by rootlike "holdfasts," which perform the sole function of attachment and do not extract nutrients like the roots of higher plants.

The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt, a 5,000-mile-long belt of seaweed weighing more than 11 million tons, is threatening to wreak havoc in the coastal waters and beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. It's so big that it can be seen from space, and scientists warn of spanning the tropical Atlantic from West Africa to the Caribbean Sea.

One intelligent Floridian, who did not vote for DeSantis because Shorty not too big for his britches, suggests processing this seaweed for the greater good of humanity. file:///Users/owner/Downloads/Sargassum-Seaweed-and-its-use-in-crop-and-livestock-production-CARDI-Policy-Brief.pdf 


Ronnie has been flying around the USA spreading his anti wokeness message.

Sargassum is a genus of large brown seaweed (algae) that floats in island-like masses and never attaches to the seafloor.

Here's the Real Story behind the Massive 'Blob' of Seaweed Heading toward Florida beaches that are already receiving hefty batches of brown seaweed, kicking off a year that could break records…

Sargassum, a smelly seaweed, may be coming soon to a Gulf beach near you. Here's what to know.…

A giant blob of seaweed on its way to Florida's beaches…

Massive seaweed bloom starts washing ashore on Florida beaches. According to the Florida Health Department, seaweed is not harmful to humans but can still lead to impacts. Aside from an unpleasant odor, like rotten eggs, tiny creatures living in the sargassum can produce rashes and blisters.