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daveg7
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Seaweed at Orient
      #1732921 - 05/15/17 04:57 PM (216.16.165.105)

Haven't seen any recent posts about the seaweed or lack of at Orient.
We are heading down Saturday and curious as to the situation.


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Jaybird
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Re: Seaweed at Orient [Re: daveg7]
      #1732922 - 05/15/17 05:15 PM (208.78.51.123)

The seaweed today everywhere but the Club O beach was bad. It started coming in late yesterday and was 3 feet high in some areas between Pedro's and Coco. They were working to clear it this morning but I did not go that way again this afternoon. I will let you know after our morning walk tomorrow.

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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: Seaweed at Orient [Re: Jaybird]
      #1732928 - 05/15/17 06:42 PM (205.197.242.166)

Sounds bad. What do you know about other island beaches, as far as seaweed?

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Tenn2SXM
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Re: Seaweed at Orient [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1732947 - 05/15/17 10:15 PM (200.7.37.187)

Dawn Beach was bad yesterday. Mullet was fine. Bae Rouge is probably okay. Hope this helps.

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crmoores
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Re: Seaweed at Orient [Re: Tenn2SXM]
      #1732959 - 05/16/17 06:43 AM (74.74.69.24)

Starting to look like a repeat of the sargassum event of 2015 along some sections of the coast of the Riviera Maya, and Cozumel, Mexico as well. That was the worst we've ever seen and it impacted the entire Carib from what we've read.

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Zanshin
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Re: Seaweed at Orient [Re: crmoores]
      #1732961 - 05/16/17 07:01 AM (193.29.76.166)

I sailed from Antigua to the BVI last week and encountered a lot of sargassum patches on that sail, then flew from the BVI to SXM and onwards on the weekend and could see large patches from cruising altitude (FL150 and FL300); something I'd never seen before. But 2015 had the sargassum come in much earlier, so I'm hoping that this is just an isolated event.

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SXMScubaman
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Re: Seaweed at Orient [Re: Zanshin]
      #1732963 - 05/16/17 07:30 AM (201.220.7.58)

We were on a friends Cat yesterday and went around the whole island. Massive amounts of seaweed floating everywhere. Not looking good.

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Re: Seaweed at Orient [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1732969 - 05/16/17 08:06 AM (205.197.242.166)

Thanks everyone. How is Simpson Bay?

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Bobinmobile
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Re: Seaweed at Orient [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1733019 - 05/16/17 08:40 PM (131.161.84.143)

Did not see any new seaweed at Club O beach area today. Some small patches imbedded in the sand from the last several days, but nothing to slow down a pleasant walk on the beaches edge.
Was swimming up and down the Club O beach and saw no seaweed in the water, today.


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Jaybird
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Re: Seaweed at Orient [Re: Bobinmobile]
      #1733036 - 05/17/17 07:24 AM (208.78.51.123)

They did a remarkable job cleaning the seaweed from Pedro's to Coco Beach.

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