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On the Caribbean coast of Mexico, mountains of seaweed grow | app

TULUM, Mexico (AP) — Scraping smelly sargassum seaweed off some beaches on Mexico’s resort-studded Caribbean coast has become not just a nightmare, but possibly a health threat, for workers doing it — with the amounts washed ashore this year apparently from mountains not mounds.

The decomposition of sargassum, which is actually algae, generates hydrogen sulfide gas. In small amounts in open spaces, it’s little more than an annoying smell: sulphurous, like rotten eggs.

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