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Nearly 9,000 km of algae are advancing toward the Caribbean and Florida.

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A large number of algae are approaching the Caribbean and Mexico.

about this Atlantic Sargassum BeltIt travels year-round from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico, and has grown larger than ever.

This year it is approximately 8,800 kilometers long and weighs 10 million tons.

The mass of Sargassum is so large that the only way to see the entire belt is from space.