Rotting seaweed in the Caribbean – share your photos and videos

If you’re in the Caribbean and have witnessed the algal bloom, we’d like to hear from you. Share your photos and videos with GuardianWitness

Authorities across the Caribbean are releasing emergency funding to clean up piles of decaying seaweed so huge and pungent that tourists have cancelled summer beach holidays and lawmakers on Tobago have deemed it a “natural disaster”.

The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect from the Caribbean are increasingly being fouled by mats of plant matter that attract biting sand fleas and smell like rotten eggs.

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