Friday, June 21, 2024

Sargassum seaweed

The influx of Sargassum on Ambergris Caye blamed for the death of juvenile fish

The persistent inflow of the Sargassum seaweed is taking a toll on juvenile fish around Ambergris Caye. As a result, vast amounts of small to medium dead fish are floating around the mangroves on the lagoon side of the island. Some of the species observed included pufferfish, barracuda, bonefish, reef fish, and young snapper.

Sargassum makes a slow return to Ambergris Caye

The influx of Sargassum has been increasing since 2011 within the Caribbean Sea. Although our beaches have been clear of the rotting, smelly mess for several months the dreaded seaweed has once again arrived at San Pedro Town's shores, slowly accumulating on the island's windward beachside. According to a National Meteorological Service of Belize report, an increase is expected in the coming weeks, with an overall bloom intensity similar to 2019.

Sargassum Solution? Mexican entrepreneur says turn it into building material on Ambergris Caye.

With Sargassum seaweed inundating the beaches of the Carribean, south-eastern Mexico, and Belize, local and regional authorities are looking for ways to deal with the massive accumulation of algae that threatens the tourism industry. Mexican entrepreneur Omar Vasquez Sanchez has one solution; use the invasive algae to build houses!

Statement by the Caribbean Tourism Organization on the influx of sargassum seaweed

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tues 11 Aug 2015 - The seasonal influx of Sargassum seaweed on Caribbean beaches has got the attention of the Caribbean Tourism...