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

EWeil eweil at caribe.net
Thu Oct 2 15:15:29 EDT 2014

A similar situation here in Puerto Rico.


Dr. Ernesto Weil
Department of Marine Sciences
University of Puerto Rico
PO BOX 9000
Mayaguez PR 00680
Pho: (787) 899-2048 x. 241
Fax: (787) 899-5500 - 2630

>------- Original Message -------
>From    : MelissaE Keyes[mailto:melissae.keyes at yahoo.com]
>Sent    : 10/1/2014 12:09:56 PM
>To      : coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
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>Subject : RE: [Coral-List] An observation,Sargassum weed washing up on St. Croix beaches
 >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.


Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, 
U.S.Virgin Islands
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