Even more worrying, the researchers say, is the role of ocean pollution in the proliferation of the bacteria, which can cause disease and death if a person gets infected.
In particular, caution should be exercised regarding the harvest and processing of sargassum biomass until the risks are explored more thoroughly,” he said.
And now even more than that, there’s harmful bacteria too.
“We’ll be paying extra attention and making sure everybody washes their hands, and doesn’t touch their faces after the cleanup.
“The amount of plastic we find entangled in the seaweed on a daily basis, and every tide that comes in brings more, is shocking.
“[That] is good news for many coastal residents of Florida,” the university’s optical oceanography laboratory said on its website.
“The plausible theory was that in 2010 there was a long distance transport from the Sargasso sea to the tropical Atlantic. »