Another bad year for sargassum seaweed forecast for Quintana Roo

Possibility very high that large masses of sargassum currently in the Atlantic will find their way to the state’s beaches Monday, January 14, 2019 Large quantities of sargassum are again likely to wash up on the beaches of Mexico’s Caribbean coast in 2019, according to an ocean researcher from the National Autonomous University (UNAM). Brigitta … Continue reading Another bad year for sargassum seaweed forecast for Quintana Roo

Sargassum seaweed on Caribbean islands: an international public health concern

December 22, 2018 An unexplained invasion of Sargassum seaweed has been taking place on the coasts of Caribbean countries in recent years. Areas affected by the seaweed invasion include Barbados, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, and Saint Martin.1, 2 The presence of this brown algae represents not only an environmental and economic disaster but … Continue reading Sargassum seaweed on Caribbean islands: an international public health concern

Hotels alarm in the Caribbean: big arrival of sargassum will arrive in 2019

Cancun, December 17, 2018 The University of South Florida launched a wake-up call for the Caribbean due to the quantities of sargassum that can arrive in 2019, which could be greater than those affected in 2018 to Quintana Roo, which caused a great impact for hoteliers of Riviera Maya and Cancun, as revealed by REPORTUR.mx … Continue reading Hotels alarm in the Caribbean: big arrival of sargassum will arrive in 2019

BTB announces $1.5 Million sargussum relief fund & tax reliefs

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 The Government of Belize has granted $1.5 million to help contain and control of sargassum in the municipalities of San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Placencia and Hopkins, which will be disbursed through the Belize Tourism Board. Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Hon. Manuel Heredia announced GOB’s assistance and other tax reliefs … Continue reading BTB announces $1.5 Million sargussum relief fund & tax reliefs

Record-Setting Sargassum Event Threatens Marine Life and Dive Conditions in Caribbean

The brown seaweed is more than just an eyesore on some beaches. By Melissa Gaskill The spring and summer seasons brought a new style for the Caribbean’s iconic white-sand beaches — mounds and mounds of brown, stringy, stinky sargassum. Divers encountered piles of the seaweed floating nearshore and ­covering beaches in Little Cayman, ­Barbados, ­Antigua, … Continue reading Record-Setting Sargassum Event Threatens Marine Life and Dive Conditions in Caribbean

Algues rouges et Sargasses – Interview Radio Canada 10/2018

Algues rouges et sargasses, une vengeance de la nature! Radio Canada Emission Medium Large animée par Catherine Perrin. Interview de Denis Jimenez “The ocean Cleaner ” et Dolores Planas Biologiste. C’est la pollution, le déversement d’engrais et la déforestation qui sont à l’origine des algues toxiques qui causent la mort de milliers de poissons, de … Continue reading Algues rouges et Sargasses – Interview Radio Canada 10/2018

Barriers against sargassum, ruined

October 14, 2018 – Solidaridad By Everth García, PLAYA DEL CARMEN, SOLIDARIDAD, October 13th.- In the first public access to the beach that is located in phase one of the Playacar complex, the containment barriers of Grupo Arco were found, which were initially installed, without success, in “Playa de Fundador”, in addition to their work material … Continue reading Barriers against sargassum, ruined

(Français) Radio Canada Reportage sur les algues

Pourquoi des algues envahissent-elles les plages préférées des vacanciers? Publié le Dimanche 12 août 2018 Un texte de Daniel Blanchette Pelletier Des plages couvertes d’algues, des montagnes de dépôts nauséabonds à enjamber avant d’atteindre la mer et de l’eau contaminée par endroits. Les vacanciers qui comptaient profiter du soleil du Sud cette année pourraient hésiter avant de mettre les … Continue reading (Français) Radio Canada Reportage sur les algues

The 2018 Sargassum bloom in the Caribbean Sea

In January 2018, unusually high amount of Sargassum was caught in satellite imagery in both the Caribbean and the central West Atlantic. While the former could only be peered by January 2015, the latter represented a historical record. Based on these observations and based on the connectivity between the two regions, in early February 2018 … Continue reading The 2018 Sargassum bloom in the Caribbean Sea