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Giant blob of seaweed twice the width of US taking aim at Florida, scientists say

It can be seen from space.

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by Anonymousreply 110March 19, 2023 4:05 PM

I saw a movie about this. Did not end well. 👀

by Anonymousreply 1March 13, 2023 8:28 PM

Thanks, Obama!

by Anonymousreply 2March 13, 2023 8:29 PM

Fake News!

by Anonymousreply 3March 13, 2023 8:31 PM

There has been Great White Shark sightings off Florida, just in time for Spring Break.

by Anonymousreply 4March 13, 2023 8:31 PM

It's already swarmed with Floridians. Spring Breakers beware.

by Anonymousreply 5March 13, 2023 8:32 PM

Anybody have any pictures of it from space? Yahoo per usual shits the bed with their coverage

by Anonymousreply 6March 13, 2023 8:36 PM

DeSantis attracts nasty things.

by Anonymousreply 7March 13, 2023 8:37 PM

Seven posts to make an article about a giant blob of seaweed into political grandstanding. Never change, DL.

by Anonymousreply 8March 13, 2023 8:39 PM

The Hill Article on this Seaweed Blob. This is being widely reported.

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by Anonymousreply 9March 13, 2023 8:42 PM

Florida is also experiencing a "red toxic tide". According to Oceanographers, "Red tide has caused dead fish to wash ashore in droves, while the risk of respiratory irritation for humans has canceled events and driven beachgoers away."

by Anonymousreply 10March 13, 2023 8:47 PM

Florida is also experiencing a "red toxic tide". According to Oceanographers, "Red tide has caused dead fish to wash ashore in droves, while the risk of respiratory irritation for humans has canceled events and driven beachgoers away."

by Anonymousreply 11March 13, 2023 8:48 PM

Florida is also experiencing a "red toxic tide". According to Oceanographers, "Red tide has caused dead fish to wash ashore in droves, while the risk of respiratory irritation for humans has canceled events and driven beachgoers away."

by Anonymousreply 12March 13, 2023 8:48 PM

That’s it giant blob. Just keep her steady.

Atta girl!

by Anonymousreply 13March 13, 2023 8:49 PM

So it's not about politics, R8? Let me give you a hint:

[quote] Scientists have found that climate change is causing ocean temperatures to rise, creating a more ideal environment for the algae to thrive. Meanwhile, urban and agriculture runoff is sending nitrates from fertilizers and other nutrients flowing into the ocean, feeding the bloom.

by Anonymousreply 14March 13, 2023 8:49 PM

Florida is the number one state for pollution at this time with readings in many areas being off the charts and never before recorded.

by Anonymousreply 15March 13, 2023 8:50 PM

Woke blob!

by Anonymousreply 16March 13, 2023 8:51 PM

I'm sorry for the ocean wildlife and don't wish for this, but if it's happening, I'd say go ahead and take out Floridians and anyone that visits there for Spring Break. Couldn't happen to a better state.

by Anonymousreply 17March 13, 2023 8:53 PM

Take that, assholes!

by Anonymousreply 18March 13, 2023 8:54 PM

Maybe they can flash it with light, like a cleaning, or use bleach?

by Anonymousreply 19March 13, 2023 8:59 PM

[quote]It can be seen from space.

So can your ass

by Anonymousreply 20March 13, 2023 9:00 PM

DeSantis has released a statement threatening the blob and has called it a “weak democrat”.

Stay tuned for more updates…

by Anonymousreply 21March 13, 2023 9:01 PM

His follow up statement has stated that he believes that transsexuals are a bigger threat than pollution, and asks constituents to look the other way and ignore the democrat blob.

by Anonymousreply 22March 13, 2023 9:02 PM

R14 No, it is not about politics and Republicans can't control the weather. Moron.

by Anonymousreply 23March 13, 2023 9:02 PM

Mother Nature's revenge

by Anonymousreply 24March 13, 2023 9:04 PM

R23 pollution is not about climate change. Stop trying to conflate the two. Although the ocean warming is what caused the blob and red tide.

so republicans can affect the weather.

Try to think for once instead of typing first.

by Anonymousreply 25March 13, 2023 9:06 PM

I welcome my new seaweed overlord!

by Anonymousreply 26March 13, 2023 9:06 PM

People need to learn how to talk about local pollution without discussing climate change. Florida’s residents are being poisoned in the air, water and soil.

It will be on them to figure this out because the state government doesn’t care. It’s run by Russia. Did you not know that?

Florida is a Russian state.

by Anonymousreply 27March 13, 2023 9:07 PM

May it consume the entire state!

by Anonymousreply 28March 13, 2023 9:09 PM

This is the form the ALIENS are taking to start the eradication of the human race. Although I kind of wish they would have left them for last so they could experience the feelings of abject fear and dread for as long as possible before they died.

by Anonymousreply 29March 13, 2023 9:09 PM

It's the RUSSIANS!!!!

by Anonymousreply 30March 13, 2023 9:10 PM

Cants they shoot missiles or lasers at it like when an asteroid comes to earth.

by Anonymousreply 31March 13, 2023 9:12 PM

Exactly r31. Plus we don't even have to tell them it was us. Just like Mexico.

by Anonymousreply 32March 13, 2023 9:14 PM

[quote] No, it is not about politics and Republicans can't control the weather. Moron.

You posted this statement, and I'm the moron R23?

Let me dumb it down for you: This seaweed is caused by global warming & water pollution. Do Republicans care about global warming & water pollution? Think hard.

by Anonymousreply 33March 13, 2023 9:14 PM

Florida is having a real Toxic Red Tide now. The Marine Scientific meaning of a Toxic Red Tide.

by Anonymousreply 34March 13, 2023 9:15 PM

I thought Florida is having a real Toxic Fascist Tide right now?

by Anonymousreply 35March 13, 2023 9:16 PM

Well THANK FUCKING GOD Florida is laser-focused on wokeness and pronouns!

by Anonymousreply 36March 13, 2023 9:16 PM

DiSantis will find a way to blame this on the gays if he hasn’t already

by Anonymousreply 37March 13, 2023 9:18 PM

The Governor’s handler is a registered Russian spy. They RUN Tallahassee and are behind all the anti-gay stuff and all the other stuff they do in Russia like making a big show of transporting immigrants and you have to be blind not to see this.

by Anonymousreply 38March 13, 2023 9:19 PM

This is Desantis’s boss/handler.

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by Anonymousreply 39March 13, 2023 9:19 PM

She is in charge of making sure Tallahassee does Russia’s business and all the stupid Republican constituents have no idea.

Look, there’s a tranny. Pay no mind to the pillaging of the state and it’s retrofitting to be the nations dumping ground for toxic pollution. They save a fortune by letting the pollution just leech into everything.

by Anonymousreply 40March 13, 2023 9:21 PM

Hail Mother Russia!

I will destroy many beach of American state of Florida for make glory of fearless leader.

by Anonymousreply 41March 13, 2023 9:46 PM

Unmitigated nitrogen runoff from cookie-cutter lawns + toxic chemicals from Lake Okeechobee, courtesy of Big Sugar

Florida is full of old retirees who simply don’t give a shit about the environment. In their minds they’re going to be dead soon anyway, so why care. And the younger Floridians are mostly mentally challenged and also don’t care that they’re marinating in a toxic swamp.

by Anonymousreply 42March 13, 2023 9:59 PM

WRONG. That's just Donald Trump poop.

by Anonymousreply 43March 13, 2023 10:46 PM

I eat seaweed. Make me a smoothie.

by Anonymousreply 44March 13, 2023 10:49 PM

[quote] Florida’s residents are being poisoned in the air, water and soil.

Karma's a bitch, MAGAts.

by Anonymousreply 45March 13, 2023 10:51 PM

Throw some ivermectin on it.

by Anonymousreply 46March 13, 2023 11:25 PM

Every day there is a new story of toxic pollution in Florida and those are just the stores that aren’t being surprised.

When are they going to clean up that state? It used to be so beautiful and natural. You’d think they want to conserve that.

by Anonymousreply 47March 13, 2023 11:30 PM

*suppressed.

by Anonymousreply 48March 13, 2023 11:30 PM

[quote]There has been Great White Shark sightings off Florida, j

Oh, dear.

[quote]and it’s retrofitting

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 49March 13, 2023 11:37 PM

[quote]This is the form the ALIENS are taking to start the eradication of the human race.

Is this one of those AI seaweed blobs?

by Anonymousreply 50March 13, 2023 11:38 PM

Watch out, Florida. This is what's in store for you.

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by Anonymousreply 51March 14, 2023 12:11 AM

Has the blob crested to shore and destroyed Florida or.....?:

by Anonymousreply 52March 15, 2023 12:03 AM

A Giant Blob of Seaweed headed for Florida is the most Florida thing ever.

by Anonymousreply 53March 15, 2023 12:11 AM

duhnuh..... duhnuh.....

duhnuh duhnuh duhnuh DUHNUH DUHNUH DUHNUH

by Anonymousreply 54March 15, 2023 2:38 PM

ha ha

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by Anonymousreply 55March 15, 2023 8:31 PM

Currently Florida has (and this is scientific)

-red toxic tide

-great white sharks

-Gigantic seaweed blob

by Anonymousreply 56March 15, 2023 8:33 PM

The blob and the spring breakers deserve each other.

by Anonymousreply 57March 15, 2023 8:34 PM

R56

-bath salts

-Floridians

by Anonymousreply 58March 15, 2023 8:38 PM

2 meth-addicted alligators

and fascist DeSantis in high heeled GoGo boots.

by Anonymousreply 59March 15, 2023 8:42 PM

De Santis, Trump, Seaweed... why is Florida such a magnet for all these noxious blobs?

by Anonymousreply 60March 15, 2023 8:48 PM

Considering it's Florida, it's actually an improvement.

by Anonymousreply 61March 15, 2023 9:05 PM

[quote] Currently Florida has (and this is scientific) -red toxic tide -great white sharks -Gigantic seaweed blob

All that plus hurricanes, gators, flying roaches, sinkholes, and Mar-a-Lago! Come on blob...you know what to do!

by Anonymousreply 62March 15, 2023 9:16 PM

In any decent 50's horror movie, the US government would have sent the Air Force's Flying Wing in with the latest nuclear bomb to blow that fucker to hell and back. Afterwards Richard Carlson and the lovely Barbara Rush would have a celebrated with a quiet pre-coitus dinner on their tasteful Lanai while enjoying a glowing rose sunset of backlit radioactive soot and ash. End Scene.

by Anonymousreply 63March 15, 2023 9:31 PM

In reality, this thing has been out there forever. It's gotten bigger due to the warming ocean and all the nitrogen-based chemical fertilizers we throw in the ocean. If it has shifted and is now, indeed, moving closer to Florida, that, too, is also due to climate change because we are changing the intraocean currents by changing the temperature of the water. This was like a swirling mass in between a bunch of different ocean currents that kind of locked it in place. If it's going wandering, it's because something changed in those currents.

Another fun fact, once the current taking warm water north stops or shifts to colder, deeper waters, the next ice age starts. So, that might help with our rising oceans problem but, ya know, all the northernmost latitudes of the planet will be uninhabitable. Basically, anything north of Kentucky in the US and almost all of Europe and Canada.

by Anonymousreply 64March 15, 2023 9:59 PM

I hope the seaweed drowns DeSantis and all the flies and bugs that hide in it devour his flesh.

by Anonymousreply 65March 15, 2023 10:02 PM

R62 Don't forget about the thousands of pythons taking over the state!

by Anonymousreply 66March 15, 2023 10:05 PM

I bet there's a cheap horror movie made of this before it even hits the shores. You just know someone already called someone somewhere about it. What's the best schlocky film studio. We should make it a collective DL collaboration.

DL Films. Fuck yeah.

by Anonymousreply 67March 15, 2023 10:05 PM

Weedzilla?

Kelpnado?

Weedpocalypse?

by Anonymousreply 68March 15, 2023 10:08 PM

Good…glad I left the place last Oct…couldn’t happen to a better place

by Anonymousreply 69March 15, 2023 10:20 PM

This has the marks of the gay scientists at Disney Imagineering.

by Anonymousreply 70March 15, 2023 10:38 PM

It's kind of like the menace that Florida poses to the rest of the country, so I think it's only fair.

by Anonymousreply 71March 15, 2023 10:44 PM

Thanks for the FOX link, OP.

by Anonymousreply 72March 15, 2023 10:52 PM

Florida already has a giant, toxic blob.

by Anonymousreply 73March 15, 2023 10:53 PM

My beloved home state was once so beautiful. Now its a toxic dump full of bigoted yankees and deplorables. I cant wait till mother shuffles off this mortal coil so I can sell everything and get the fuck out of here.

by Anonymousreply 74March 15, 2023 10:54 PM

Two.

by Anonymousreply 75March 15, 2023 10:54 PM

Florida is on its period.

by Anonymousreply 76March 15, 2023 10:58 PM

I live in SWFL (Naples). This shit is real and nasty. After five minutes on the beach, you’re wheezing like a ten pack a day smoker.

by Anonymousreply 77March 15, 2023 10:59 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Ft Lauderdale here. Two blocks from the beach. I see patches of it, but nothing like what’s in store for the West Coast. Good luck.

by Anonymousreply 78March 15, 2023 11:02 PM

Team Blob.

by Anonymousreply 79March 16, 2023 12:38 AM

R74, I can relate. My family lived in Florida for generations, going back to the 19th century, and I finally fled for good a couple of years ago. I’m lucky in that my parents also moved, so I wasn’t obligated to stay any longer. Things there really took a turn for the worse after Desantis took office, though I had noticed a steady uptick in new arrivals/development well before 2019. Florida is now a nightmarish cesspit of frenzied development, and is filled to the brim with horrible people who keep piling in.

It’s a real shame as many parts of Florida, until a couple of decades ago, were tranquil and appealing. Not anymore.

by Anonymousreply 80March 16, 2023 12:51 AM

Could this cause any issues or is it just gross?

by Anonymousreply 81March 16, 2023 1:46 AM

the beaches have to close.

by Anonymousreply 82March 16, 2023 1:47 AM

The poor dead fishes 🐟🐡🐠

by Anonymousreply 83March 16, 2023 2:59 AM

Can it get you high?

by Anonymousreply 84March 16, 2023 8:18 AM

R77 it affects the air quality?

by Anonymousreply 85March 16, 2023 9:01 AM

Yeah, Floridians might let DeSantis do nothing about this, but the rest of the country...not so much.

But surely Hunter Biden's penis is the bigger threat to Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 86March 16, 2023 9:07 AM

Isn't this the Sargasso Sea?

It's been around for centuries.

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by Anonymousreply 87March 16, 2023 9:31 AM

I have to laugh at the hate comments about Florida on here - please tell me what state you live in, I’m sure it’s perfect.

by Anonymousreply 88March 16, 2023 11:03 AM

R88, I lived in Florida for five years and I ran back to PENNSYLVANIA first chance I got. Pennsylvania is usually a hot mess, but Florida is terrible. The weather, the critters, the religious bigots. And with the DeSantis “Freedom Crusade” it’s probably worse than ever. Won’t ever go back.

And don’t say “well we have South Beach and Key West”…ten each of those couldn’t make up for the cesspool that remains.

by Anonymousreply 89March 16, 2023 11:15 AM

Can’t believe how awful Florida has become. I know we have some big issues in the US, but Florida has become a Third World State. Friends and colleagues abroad ask if it’s truly the shithole that they read about.

Yes. With the rise of vengeful dictatorial DeSantis, it’s completely devolved.

Exhibit A: Foreigner seeking treatment for a medical condition finds a shyster physician who is enabled to practice in Florida due to laws that prevent quack medical treatments and potentially deadly outcomes. Foreigners ask, how can this be occurring within the borders of the USA? Sham medical treatment is promoted in places like Russia and Egypt….but not in the USA. Unless it’s in Florida:

[quote] "Florida requires that your hired hand that you bring to your house to cut your lawn has more insurance than any physician that's going to operate on you," he said.

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by Anonymousreply 90March 16, 2023 11:39 AM

R88, Florida recently became the nation’s third largest state by population, overtaking NY (because all the NYers are moving to FL). Florida is now densely populated and its infrastructure is totally overburdened. High crime, aggressive assholes everywhere, hideous strip malls, high CoL, unbearable heat and humidity most of the year, I could go on and on. Pretty much any state other than some of the most dire would be an improvement.

by Anonymousreply 91March 16, 2023 1:20 PM

I feel bad for the alligators. I hope they get some deplorable meals and don’t get caught

by Anonymousreply 92March 16, 2023 2:35 PM

Thank you, r92.

by Anonymousreply 93March 16, 2023 7:21 PM

[quote]the beaches have to close.

I assume only for the hoi polloi.

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by Anonymousreply 94March 16, 2023 7:24 PM

What's the problem? When Florida sinks into the ocean, there will be seaweed everywhere anyway. Get used to it.

by Anonymousreply 95March 16, 2023 7:31 PM

Pics or it isn't happening.

by Anonymousreply 96March 16, 2023 10:18 PM

I remember back when You Tube was young and there were some hot "Sex on the Beach" Spring BReak videos.

by Anonymousreply 97March 17, 2023 3:56 AM

This rolled on like a disaster movie in NE Jamaica in January.

by Anonymousreply 98March 17, 2023 6:05 AM

Are we sure the blob is seaweed? It's spring break--maybe it's just Lens Dunham frolicking offshore at Daytona Beach.

by Anonymousreply 99March 17, 2023 6:12 AM

Thirteen years ago there were reports of a large plastic patch in the Atlantic off the Azores meeting the Sargasso Sea.

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by Anonymousreply 100March 17, 2023 7:39 PM

Barbie?

by Anonymousreply 101March 17, 2023 8:04 PM

R2- Yes, I believe trump is there.

by Anonymousreply 102March 17, 2023 8:11 PM

Florida beaches brace for 5,000-mile blob of seaweed to deposit rotting goop Enormous clump of floating algae threatens to bring pungent odor of rotting eggs to tourist beaches of Gulf of Mexico

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by Anonymousreply 103March 18, 2023 1:20 AM

DeSantis just banned the blob

by Anonymousreply 104March 18, 2023 1:53 AM

He banned trump?

by Anonymousreply 105March 18, 2023 1:57 AM

The environment is fine!

by Anonymousreply 106March 18, 2023 4:39 AM

"I have to laugh at the hate comments about Florida on here - please tell me what state you live in, I’m sure it’s perfect."

Definitely not your state: Denial.

by Anonymousreply 107March 18, 2023 6:32 AM

there really is a seaweed blog heading to Florida.

by Anonymousreply 108March 18, 2023 6:47 AM

Wow I’ve only ever seen things like Chris Christies on a woman before. Usually even fat men don’t have thighs that enormous

by Anonymousreply 109March 18, 2023 7:15 PM

Anybody know if it will be gone by August? I’m going to Fort Lauderdale then.

by Anonymousreply 110March 19, 2023 4:05 PM
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