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California / Killer Seaweed #394759

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 21, 2000
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Oceanside, California: Sandra Hughes) Efforts in southern California to control the growth of a toxic seaweed featured; underwater scenes shown of the plant threatening the ecosystem. [National Marine Fisheries Service Bob HOFFMAN - says the seaweed will smother other things growing in the area.] [Marine biologist Rachel WOODFIELD - talks about finding the algae.] [Regional Water Board Greig PETERS - says he cannot exaggerate the threat to the coastline.] The fact that Europe lost the battle with the algae in the Mediterranean noted. [Charter boat captain Joe CACCIOLA - says he does not want his sport fishing business disrupted.]

Hughes, Sandra;
Roberts, John

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