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Piles of sargassum, a seaweed found in the Caribbean, are accumulating and rotting on beaches in the region, creating a smell that turns off tourists. (Henrique Pinto/Flickr)
Piles of sargassum, a seaweed found in the Caribbean, are accumulating and rotting on beaches in the region, creating a smell that turns off tourists. (Henrique Pinto/Flickr)
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Piles of decaying seaweed on Caribbean beaches are worrying hotels and tourism officials. The Caribbean Tourism Organization is seeking solutions to the record levels of sargassum, a seaweed that in some cases has piled up 10 feet high on beaches, attracts sand fleas and smells rotten.

President of the Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association, Christopher James, joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the situation.

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  • Christopher James, president of the Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association.

This segment aired on August 12, 2015.

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