In the Pacific ocean, some reefs are being covered with a thick seaweed. So thick in fact that algae grazing fish like Tangs aren’t touching the stuff. The seaweed settles in the reefs crevices driving all signs of life away. The two types of seaweed are “Kappaphycus alvarezii is most desirable because of its high carrageenan content; Eucheuma denticulatum is less valuable but easier to cultivate.” What is needed for a solution? Foreign aid would help the locals want to harvest the crop. Prices are so low that most don’t see the need to harvest it, also per local tradition “there is also â€œpubusi,â€ (pronounced poo-boo-SEE) the local tradition in which one person can ask another for pretty much anything,” so with that, it makes most people not really into getting money.