We persist in our sargassum monitoring as we move throughout the 2023 season and so far, sargassum is piling on beaches across the Caribbean. Influxes have intensified since our last report as we have been observing a sharp uptake in sargassum beaching for both Jamaica and Dominican Republic.
Fresh sargassum levels are now severe along the southern coastline of Jamaica while the Dominican Republic is experiencing severe influxes on its eastern shores. We look forward to what’s in store for our next report.
MGI and our sargassum watchers provide images from Jamaica and Dominican Republic showing sargassum beaching for July. 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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