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Sargassum Seaweed

The Atlantic is covered with large patches of sargassum seaweed. These brown algae swim at the surface of the sea, in some places even extending 10 cm above the waterline. I encounter this since about 2500 nm, it started north of Brazil. The hard clumps scrarch along my hull, and I had absolutely no growth when I arrived in Antigua. Sometimes I have to stop to free the rudder and the windvane rudder from large clumps of seaweed. The seaweed is home to smaller fish which you can see in the blue water underneath the plants. The total biomass of the weaweed must be gigantic. Schönen Gruß an Sören, ohne Zusammemhang mit dem Seetang!

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