A clean-up exercise will be undertaken by members of the Barbados Regiment to rid the coastline of Bath beach in St. John, from garbage and Sargassum seaweed.

The exercise takes place tomorrow, Friday, September 23, starting at 7:00 a.m.?? Since May this year, the island’s once spotless beaches have undergone a virtual transformation in appearance, as considerable amounts of seaweed have taken over much of the seashore.

The unattractive, though harmless, Sargassum seaweed has been washing up on Barbados’ shores, especially the east coast, causing great concern across the island. Sargassum seaweed is a brown, free floating algae that originates in the Sargasso Sea, located in the North Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Northern Gulf of Mexico. It is produced in large amounts, with mats in those areas being as large as two miles square. ??


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