THE GOLDEN INVASION! – Sargassum beaching begins for the 2023 season

We continue our sargassum monitoring as we enter the 2023 season and so far, sargassum is piling on our beaches in Jamaica and Grenada. Influxes have intensified since the start of the year as we have been observing a sharp uptake in sargassum beaching for Jamaica and the eastern Caribbean.

MGI’s Sargassum Alert for May 2023

Fresh sargassum levels are above normal along the southern coastline of Jamaica while Grenada is beginning to experience severe influxes on its north eastern shores. We look forward to what’s in store for our next report.

Sargassum severity levels for Jamaica and Grenada

MGI and our sargassum watchers provide images from Jamaica and Grenada showing sargassum beaching for May. Sargassum spp is a genus of holopelagic brown macroalgae typically found in temperate and tropical areas of the world. Blooms have been increasing in frequency and intensity since 2011.

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