Sargassum seaweed to swamp Eastern Caribbean region
Press Release
May 14, 2024

Sargassum seaweed to swamp Eastern Caribbean region

OVERTHE NEXT THREE months, Eastern Caribbean islands are expected to see large masses of sargassum seaweed, according to the Sargassum Sub-Regional Outlook Bulletin from April 29 to July 30, 2024.

The Bulletin was published by the Sargassum Team at The Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the Cave Hill Campus of The University of the West Indies, Barbados.

Its synopsis states that there is an increase in the abundance of sargassum across the Central Atlantic, and according to the general outlook, severe influxes are expected in the Eastern Caribbean with the possibility of heavy buildup on coasts, especially in the middle and southern islands.

Northern islands are expected to see mild to moderate influxes during the next three months.

Islands in the middle of the chain will see moderate to severe influxes over the next two months, with severe accumulations in July.

And Southern islands should expect to see very severe influxes, either already begun and are expected to continue throughout May.

Mild to moderate conditions should resume from early June and continue throughout July.

These mild to moderate conditions are uncertain due to present cloud cover blocking detection of sargassum. (Loop News)