Whole lotta sargassum goin on

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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/07/19 07:27:03 (permalink)

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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/07/19 12:32:10 (permalink)
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Thank you EGC.  Sad, but interesting read.
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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/07/21 21:44:39 (permalink)
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Now that the sargassum is hitting Florida, NPR is covering the story.
 
https://www.npr.org/2018/07/21/630575085/masses-of-seaweed-threaten-fisheries-and-foul-beaches
 

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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/07/24 10:48:09 (permalink)
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  comparison of Sargassum coverage for the entire Caribbean area in June from 2011 to 2018

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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/07/24 11:11:16 (permalink)
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And here are month-to-month comparisons for each year (images are from the USF study).
 


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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/07/24 16:28:24 (permalink)
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It was really bad when we were there in June.  The resorts on Akumal Bay try to keep up and do a pretty good job.  But down by Lolha and especially Half Moon Bay, it's just awful.  Sad to see...
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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/07/27 17:21:26 (permalink)
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It looks like a few volunteers were helping out with the onslaught of sargassum

 
 

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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/08/02 08:34:42 (permalink)
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Looks like a lot of new help.
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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/08/03 20:20:23 (permalink)
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New method of sargasso collection being implemented for Cancun, Riviera Mayahttps://www.riviera-maya-news.com/new-method-of-sargasso-collection-being-implemented-for-cancun-riviera-maya/2018.html
 

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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/08/05 22:13:43 (permalink)
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BBC News has an article on it today:
 
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45044513
 
 

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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/08/09 08:16:34 (permalink)
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Update:
 


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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/08/09 22:38:06 (permalink)
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un pinche des madre
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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/08/27 15:51:05 (permalink)
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Heading down Thanksgiving week - Was just wondering if
there were any updates on the Seaweed/Sargassum ?  Is
it still that that's its been or has it lightened up a bit / hopefully?
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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/08/28 13:24:03 (permalink)
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Come and goes. Last week was good. This week more came in last night after a storm. Where are you staying.?
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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/08/31 10:40:00 (permalink)
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Staying in Half Moon Bay - Playa Caribe which seems to
be getting the absolute worst part of all of that seagrass.
Few months back we watched as the guys were hauling
out wheelbarrels of the stuff every day and just didn't
seem to make a dent.  So we would just head up to the
Lol Ha area via golf cart - park it and hang out there for
the day.
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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/10/03 11:08:27 (permalink)
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Some good news finally.   From the University of South Florida researchers report dated October 1 ....
 
So far the Caribbean Sea has experienced a record-high Sargassum bloom ever since January 2018. The maps below show Sargassum abundance, with warm colors representing high abundance. Satellite observations also showed Sargassum transport to the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Straits, and the east coast of Florida. All these observations have been are confirmed by the numerous reports of beaching events in these regions. In September 2018, the overall bloom intensity decreased from August, but still comparable to previous record in September 2015. Based on the current observations in the central West Atlantic and Caribbean Sea, we predict that the bloom intensity in the Caribbean Sea will continue to decrease in the coming months, and by November – December the bloom may dissipate significantly. Large Sargassum mats will be mostly confined in the northern Caribbean, while the southern Caribbean will be nearly free of such large mats.

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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/10/03 12:17:31 (permalink)
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Great news.
 
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Re: Whole lotta sargassum goin on 2018/10/03 21:13:08 (permalink)
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That is great news i will be down for 20 days in Dec. I'm staying at Del Sol and by the pics that Sergio from LBV sent me that was getting the most of it. It wont keep me doing my usual but it will make for a better stay.
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