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

The impact of Sargassum on the Caribbean coast

Conference of May 18th, 2018 in Cozumel, Mexico Brigitta Ine Van Tussembroek : Researcher at the Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología in Puerto Morelos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The main goal of her research is focused on contributing to a better understanding of the seagrass beds in coral reef systems. With : Marta … Continue reading The impact of Sargassum on the Caribbean coast

Scientist of the UNAM denies myths about the sargassum seaweeds

Brigitta scientist Ine van Tussenbroek Ribbink, based in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Specialist sargasses, which we met last year, fully approves our project “The ocean cleaner” and our Sargaboat ! “Sargazo is not a matter of tourist image, but an ecological and even health problem” Tuesday, February 27, 2018 The hoteliers of ancestry such as José … Continue reading Scientist of the UNAM denies myths about the sargassum seaweeds

Sargassum seaweeds heavy metals – arsenic and cadmium

Exposure to emissions from Sargassum seaweed washed up on the shore: ANSES reiterates its recommendations and adds to them News of 24/04/2017 In 2015 ANSES was asked to conduct an expert assessment on gaseous fumes emitted by decaying Sargassum seaweed. In March 2016, the Agency recommended implementing measures to protect the general public and workers … Continue reading Sargassum seaweeds heavy metals – arsenic and cadmium

Sargassum Meeting

Sargassum Meeting Jun 10, 2017 | Posted by Ian MacKenzie | beach life The sargassum is back in beaches across the Caribbean / Photos: Ian MacKenzie Dr. Briggita Van Tuessenbroek sat down with a group of local media and explained what is happening with sargassum in the Riviera Maya   Dr. Brigitta Van Tuessenbroek Visitors … Continue reading Sargassum Meeting

The Playa Times Meets Denis Jimenez and The Ocean Cleaner-part 2

The Sargaboat May 3, 2017 | Posted by Andrés Medoza Del Valle III | CANCUN Florida Atlantic University Research Professor, Brian Lapointe / Photos: oceancleaner.org Meet the creators of the innovative boat that will tackle the seaweed problem of the Riviera Maya In a previous edition of The Playa Times, I introduced you to Denis … Continue reading The Playa Times Meets Denis Jimenez and The Ocean Cleaner-part 2

The Playa Times Meets Denis Jimenez and The Ocean Cleaner-part 1

The Playa Times Meets Denis Jimenez and The Ocean Cleaner Apr 5, 2017 | Posted by Andrés Medoza Del Valle III | CANCUN Denis and Christine Jimenez created the website theoceancleaner.org / Photos: theoceancleaner.org   Did you know that 8,000,000 tons of waste end up in the sea every year? Denis has a plan to do … Continue reading The Playa Times Meets Denis Jimenez and The Ocean Cleaner-part 1