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Re: Sargassum Seaweed on Simpson Bay Beach Today [Re: badbenni]
      #1738340 - 07/12/17 09:37 AM (45.52.228.152)

OK, thanks for the updated picture. As you say, hopefully the ocean will carry it back out, as if it's hanging in the water like that, you can't really remove it and do any good.

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Re: Sargassum Seaweed on Simpson Bay Beach Today [Re: badbenni]
      #1738341 - 07/12/17 09:55 AM (75.133.113.202)

So very sad to see this but appreciate the post.

A few years ago, we were arriving on our typical flight and well prior to landing but still in the immediate area of Anguilla and St Martin, we witnessed this through the clouds. You couldn't really tell what it was from so high up but as we came closer we thought at first it was some kind of a major fuel spill on the water, having never really seen or heard of the Sargasso phenom in regard to SXM. As we came very close we could see it was like a thick blanket of hay strewn across the water and in evidence everywhere we looked as we drew closer.

That trip we stayed a couple of weeks at the Towers and had no negative effects from the seaweed at Mullet Beach, but when we moved over for our final few days at Beachside Villas on Simpson Bay we were amazed at the length and depth of the seaweed in that area. No negatives towards BSV since this is Mother Nature at work. And to their absolute credit, they raked and bagged it every morning but you really couldn't enjoy the water at all along much of Simpson Bay - so disappointing - and we found ourselves still heading out to Mullet and Friars for our beach time. On this same trip we did an all day around the island sail and we were amazed at how much of the island was encompassed by this seaweed, and at the same time, some areas were totally devoid of it.

So very sad to see this again and so sorry for Nicole and her people at ElZafiro and for her guests, too. It really does look like a total mess there.

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Re: Sargassum Seaweed on Simpson Bay Beach Today [Re: badbenni]
      #1738351 - 07/12/17 10:46 AM (24.22.151.53)

Once it starts to bake and rot in the sun it's going to be one disgusting stench.

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Re: Sargassum Seaweed on Simpson Bay Beach Today [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1738455 - 07/13/17 09:27 AM (24.165.213.119)

Any pictures of Simpson Bay today? Wondering how seaweed is..Hopefully gone!

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Re: Sargassum Seaweed on Simpson Bay Beach Today [Re: badbenni]
      #1738460 - 07/13/17 10:22 AM (67.86.221.25)

Do you have a picture of that area today? I am hoping that the winds and tide shift so that part of SBB is usable.

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Re: Sargassum Seaweed on Simpson Bay Beach Today [Re: badbenni]
      #1738467 - 07/13/17 10:59 AM (73.236.16.136)

Our kids just returned from Punta Cana and the entire beach where they stayed was unusable for the week they were there. They asked in advance and checked Trip Advisor and all the reports said there was no seaweed. It doesn't matter how often or who you ask. It is what it is depending on currents etc. We stayed on Orient in May and had 2 days where a "section" of the beach was unusable. At least we didn't lose the entire week. I think this is going to continue for some time.

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Re: Sargassum Seaweed on Simpson Bay Beach Today [Re: zoe]
      #1738470 - 07/13/17 11:11 AM (24.22.151.53)

It was forecast months ago that this year was going to be a very bad year throughout the Caribbean.

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Re: Sargassum Seaweed on Simpson Bay Beach Today [Re: badbenni]
      #1738492 - 07/13/17 02:12 PM (138.207.189.74)

Some more Sargassumism.

https://www.caymancompass.com/2016/11/17/sargassum-threat-is-the-new-normal-for-caribbean/


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Re: Sargassum Seaweed on Simpson Bay Beach Today [Re: Jim_Laraine]
      #1738572 - 07/14/17 09:39 AM (190.102.24.157)

Picture taken this morning of SBB. Unfortunately the Sargassum Seaweed is still here but somewhat less than yesterday.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/24895507@N06/35747589822/in/dateposted-public/


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Re: Sargassum Seaweed on Simpson Bay Beach Today [Re: badbenni]
      #1738573 - 07/14/17 09:58 AM (47.192.5.2)

Don't know if it's just my computer, but I can't get the picture to come up.

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