Title:
Red Sea at Oistins, Barbados
Photographer:
Briget Scott
Age Group:
Over 18s
Region:
Americas
Country:
Jamaica
Human Impacts
Camera Used:
Nikon D80
Image caption:

This photograph shows the effect on Oistins of the seaweed bloom inundating the Caribbean. Many believe that the blooms are the result of fertilizer run-off and sewage contamination of the oceans, which have provided a nutrient-rich environment in which the seaweed flourishes. Oistins is a fishing village in Barbados. Locals and tourists come to buy freshly-caught fish, to eat seafood and to enjoy the entertainment. Blooms such as this one present a threat to our oceans and our ability to sustain ourselves from the ocean's resources.

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