Sargasso Arrived at Forida-USA

Sargasso Arrived at Forida-USA and it will stay

The sargassum also reached the tourist beaches of Florida, United States. NASA discovered the largest flowering of macroalgae in the world, with a length of up to 8,850 kilometers. The University of Florida detailed in a study the impact this invasion will have on the Florida peninsula.Currently it is not a real threat to the United States, it does represent a problem for some beaches on the east coast of Florida. The university report also said that the other affected state in the country is Texas. In this state the algae appeared in 2011.

 

In Florida, tourism is very important in the economy of the region. The appearance of sargassum in Florida was seen with great force from 2011. Until reaching a record in 2018, according to the study.

Sargasso Arrived at Forida
Sargasso Arrived at Forida

Sargassum in Florida does not disappear in the winter

The most worrying thing is that the phenomenon did not disappear when temperatures fell during the winter months. The economic losses of sargassum on tourist beaches in the Caribbean and Mexico are enormous. In 2019 it is only reaching a hotel occupation of 50%

The impact in Florida is not important yet. Tourists and residents complain about the smell where the sargasso accumulates. They also complain about the yellowish appearance of water on some tourist beaches, usually crystalline.

Sargasso Arrived at Forida
Sargasso in Playa del Carmen – Mexico

Christopher Columbus in the fifteenth century had already reported floating islands of algae in the center of the Atlantic (sea of ​​the sargasso). But now they have increased their density and quantity alarmingly

Sargassum smells when it concentrates large amounts and decomposes. The sargassum releases a gas called hydrogen sulfide and smells like rotten eggs. This can be problematic for people with respiratory problems.

Consequences for Marine Fauna.

In the open sea, sargassum serves as a habitat and refuge for several marine animals. Fish and dolphins are often seen around the floating floating islands of sargassum. But it also hinders the ability of some marine species to move and breathe.
Seaweed can also smother corals and seagrasses if large numbers die and sink to the bottom of the ocean.

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Florida Renaissance Festival 2019

Florida Renaissance Festival in 2019

The Renaissance :  was a fascinating period in history when Europe made the transition from the Middle Ages to the modern era. The transformation was marked by art, clothing and cuisine.

This season is recreated every year at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach – Florida USA. The Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 is nothing less than the 27th anniversary of this event.

Florida Renaissance Festival in 2019
Florida Renaissance Festival in 2019

Days and Dates. Hours – Prices

Saturdays and Sundays, February 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24, and March 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, and 23-24, 2019. Monday is added as school day, February 11. The school day is open only to schools that have previously registered. Each weekend has a specific theme.

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