Sargassum Weed Appears to be Hemispheric Problem



Sargassum weed is plaguing the Caribbean Sea. We are getting numerous reports of Sargassum weed from the offshore waters of NY to NC this summer. Apparently this is a large scale event (miles of of thick mats on the beaches) as shown in the recent photo by Hector J. Ruiz (Above) from the Island of Mona off Puerto Rico. This type of event was also seen in 2011. This event is being studied and our friend and colleague Dr. Jim Franks from University Southern Mississippi. Please send reports to Jim via his website –

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