Caribbean struggles with smelly seaweed invasion

Officials in Mexico’s Quintana Roo state, home to the white sandy beaches of Cancun and Tulum, and across the Caribbean have launched clean-up operations to rid seaweed - known as sargassum - from rich tourist areas. When the plant washes ashore, it emits a sewage-like stench so powerful it has been known to make travelers ill, and turns famed turquoise snorkeling waters a sickly brown. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.


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