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Cayman’s pristine shoreline is once again under attack from a familiar foe as mounds of sargassum have started washing up on local beaches.
Satellite images show the Eastern Caribbean is likely to be heavily impacted by influxes of sargassum this summer.
An occasional menace in summers past, sargassum swamped Cayman’s beaches in such volumes this year, the problem became impossible to ignore.
Mats of sargassum seaweed are a treasure trove of surprises. A natural habitat for small marine life, sargassum offers food and shelter to shrimp,...
As Caribbean economies reel from the impacts of multiple years of sargassum invasions, a new field of research has emerged to find out what is fueling the phenomenon. The Cayman Compass talked to scientists from Barbados to Florida as they track the sargassum back to the source.
Infrastructure Minister Joey Hew sat down with the Cayman Compass to talk about government’s plans to deal with the sargassum threat.
Today's editorial cartoon
A less-than-postcard-perfect vacation to the Caribbean in 2013 resulted in one of the region’s most utilised tools for monitoring seaweed conditions on popular tourist beaches.
Since 2011, periodic invasions of sargassum have been a feature of life in the Caribbean.
You smell it, before you see it. That pungent rotten-egg scent that carries on the sea breeze is the ﬁrst warning sign of an unwelcome visitor to Cayman’s shores.
For large parts of the summer, sections of shoreline from South Sound to East End were smothered with a mass of sargassum. The only distinguishable scent was the potent sulphur-tinged odour of rotting seaweed.
Environment officials are investigating long-term solutions to the ongoing problem of regular invasions of foul smelling sargassum seaweed that have impacted Cayman’s beaches over the past few years.
Sargassum. It is quickly becoming a dirty word here in the Caribbean, as massive floating mats of the stuff inundate our shores.