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Headed To The Beach? Be Ready To Deal With Record Seaweed

September 4, 2022

Every morning, before a storm of visitors rains down on Miami Beach, a hefty tractor rakes the shoreline, scooping up a brown stinky seaweed known as sargassum.

Normally, the process runs like clockwork for the Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department. But in recent months, it’s become a more laborious effort as record amounts taint the county’s coastline.

With months left in the typical seaweed season, the county’s collected tonnage has already surpassed the last two years.


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