Outlook of Sargassum blooms in the Caribbean Sea for 2018
Published 5 years ago, updated 4 years ago
March 1st, 2018, by University of South Florida Optical Oceanography Lab
Sargassum Outlook Bulletin
According to past experience, a winter bloom in the central West Atlantic often evolved into a major bloom in the Caribbean Sea in spring and summer.
The past months of January and February 2018 showed the largest bloom in the central West Atlantic, as compared to the same months in history.
Therefore, there is a high chance that 2018 will be another major bloom year for the Caribbean.
Reports so far from Dominica (weed coming from the SE) and Bequia (windward beaches).
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