Sargassum, a scourge of tourism and health in Mexico

Removing the sargassum that accumulates on some Riviera Maya beaches is a nightmare not only because of the foul smell, but also because it poses a health hazard to workers handling mountains of seaweed. As it decomposes, sargassum emits hydrogen sulphide. In small amounts, this gas is only a minor nuisance due to its sulfuric …

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