The summer of Sargassum!

In recent weeks Sargassum seaweed has been washing up in unprecedented amounts on shorelines in the Caribbean and West Africa. The volume of seaweed that can be seen in photos taken by colleagues around the Caribbean really is impressive.

Sargassum on John Smith's Bay Bermuda

Huge mats of floating Sargassum have been reported from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Antigua, St. Kitts, Barbados, Trinidad and the African coast in Sierra Leone.

We have begun gathering photos of this amazing algal phenomenon from anyone who would like to submit them. Please fill out the 'Contact Us' email form and we will get in touch with you regarding where to send your photos (the form will not let you send an attachment).

Sargassum Sightings Photo Gallery

Below are some offsite links to photos that others have gathered: