[Coral-List] An observation, Sargassum weed washing up on St. Croix beaches

Chuanmin Hu huc at usf.edu
Thu Oct 2 11:15:44 EDT 2014

Hi Melissa:
My group has been generating real-time satellite images for quite some 
time to monitor floating materials in the eastern Caribbean and N 
Central Atlantic:
Pick a date and time, choose the AFAI image, then you can observe those 
elongated and color coded slicks. If you click on the GE button below 
the image you can also bring that image together with the corresponding 
surface currents into Google Earth so you can navigate. You can also 
select "Animate" to choose a period to browse through all the images.


On 10/1/2014 12:09 PM, MelissaE Keyes wrote:
> Hello, Listers,
> St Croix in the U.S.Virgin Islands is supposed to be hundreds of kilometers south of the Sargasso Sea.  For a few weeks now, Sargassum Weed has been washing ashore on the south-east coast beaches..There is so much, you can smell it for miles driving along the south coast road, and when the breeze is from the SE, the odor is even present on the north side of the island.
> Just an observation.  This happened once before, three years ago.  The weed was mainly on the north side of the island that time.
> Cheers,
> Melissa
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Melissa E. Keyes
> St. Croix,
> U.S.Virgin Islands
> _______________________________________________
> Coral-List mailing list
> Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
> http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list

More information about the Coral-List mailing list