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Discoloration of nori in the Ariake Sea of Kyushu is spreading to crops planted near costal areas, local fisheries cooperatives said, and both weather and man-made factors appear responsible.

According to the fisheries co-op of Kumamoto Prefecture, seaweed crops being grown in nets off the city of Uto in the prefecture showed signs of discoloration earlier this month, but the trend has now spread to seaweed being grown closer to shore.

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