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Sea dust

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Sea dust

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These?large brown patches which have been spotted along Barbados’ South Coast for the past three weeks are not as a result of an oil or chemical spill, but a trichodesmium, commonly known as sea sawdust.
Several Barbadians have been contacting the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) about the unusual phenomenon, but marine biologist Fabian Hinds is giving the assurance that it is a relatively harmless algae of cyanobacteria, which drifts this side of the world usually around March. (MB)