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Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum #297147
03/08/2023 01:35 PM
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Check out the Sunset Bar Beach Cam. What a mess

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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297148
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Link to SSBB webcam

Unusual to get seaweed there.


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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Carol_Hill] #297149
03/08/2023 01:42 PM
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Thanks for posting the link Carol, don't know how to do that. I checked the weather and the wind is out of the south west instead of the prevailing east direction. I would imagine that Simpsons Bay would also be getting it also.

Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297150
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Todd posted earlier today that they were getting some at Karakter, but it surely didn't look as bad as this!!


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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297151
03/08/2023 01:53 PM
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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297153
03/08/2023 01:58 PM
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I'm anchored out in Simpson Bay and see pretty big chunks of sargassum drifting by and heading towards the beach. The winds are going to be light and variable for the next couple of days and this is causing the stuff to drift on in...


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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297155
03/08/2023 02:12 PM
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Yuck. Very unusual for this to show on that beach. I imagine Mullet and other south facing beaches are experiencing the same.

Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297156
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I saw a few long patches of it between here and Anguilla when I flew over on Monday. It has arrived. We had a small amount wash up at Royal Islander a few hours ago, but it went back out for the most part. Only a few bits remain between the RIC beach stairs and the Sonesta, at least. Can’t believe what I’m seeing down at Sunset. That’ll put a damper on your day.

Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297160
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There’s a long string of it coming in now headed toward Tortuga/Driftwood. Yikes.

Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297167
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Climate change .

Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297190
03/09/2023 07:42 AM
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That is unbelievable!! Thanks for sharing the photo! There is almost never sargassum at Maho!! I wonder who raked it up???


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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Colour1] #297191
03/09/2023 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Colour1
That is unbelievable!! Thanks for sharing the photo! There is almost never sargassum at Maho!! I wonder who raked it up???


No one has raked it up....yet. That's where mother nature has left it, in a pile. The SSBB chair rental's won't look to attractive today with that mess in front of them. Three ships in port today.

Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297197
03/09/2023 09:47 AM
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Mullet Beach was getting hit with sargassum as well.

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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297198
03/09/2023 09:55 AM
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We are at Divi, and I am sitting on my porch watching a tractor with a plow pushing the sargassum down the smaller Little Bay beach to clear off an area so people can swim. It is piled high! We have been coming here for 28 years at this time of year, and have never seen this before. Yesterday we were at the Sunset Beach Bar for lunch, and saw a smaller amount accumulating on Maho beach.

Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297199
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So far, the chair guys have just left the chairs there at Sunset in a pile. Rough day today, with three ships in.


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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Carol_Hill] #297201
03/09/2023 10:03 AM
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With the winds out of the west today I would expect there is more to come in today. The winds tomorrow will be out the north and eventually the north east later tomorrow.

Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: KitKat] #297233
03/09/2023 03:45 PM
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None on Great Bay.

Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297237
03/09/2023 04:10 PM
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Mullet Bay today. Most of the Sargassum is from Rosie's ast DaWaterholeto the end. Very slow beach day.

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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297238
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Cupecoy - Beach Club to “ocean club”

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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: debnken] #297239
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Mullet looks like the way Orient Beach was last week. Orient gradually got better as the week went on.

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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: debnken] #297241
03/09/2023 04:31 PM
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thanks for the pictures, debnken and kim. Looks gruesome!


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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297242
03/09/2023 04:41 PM
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on another forum...saw pictures of Mullett, filled with the damn stuff too....but Orient Beach is clear. go figure.

Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: EdB] #297252
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"but Orient Beach is clear. go figure"
All because of wind direction.

Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297268
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Checked the SSBB cam, (6:20am 03-10-23)) looks like mother nature did some clean up from yesterday. I can't believe that the beach guys didn't rake??? You would think, that would be "Job one" considering that the beach is there livelihood!!! SMH!!!


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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297289
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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: SXMScubaman] #297294
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Scuba--JD already posted that same story in the Mullet Bay thread.


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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297297
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I know. I saw that after I posted it here.

Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297316
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Maho has be cleaned up .

Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Kennys] #297319
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Can’t attach picture but at 6:30 AM Today. All cleaned up and clear

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It appears this is just the beginning of a long sargassum season in the Caribbean.
NBC News LINK
Climate change contributes, yes, coupled with fertilizer runoff into major rivers that provides the nitrogen nutrient fueling sargassum growth.

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Looks like there is more coming in , as seen on the SSBB webcam

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Yes same in Simpson Bay. They cleaned up in front of our place and as they did more came in.

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Yesterday both Maho and Mullet were pretty clear and much calmer but both were packed with people. Today there is seaweed in front of Atrium and it looks like Simpson Bay has been hit also.


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Re: Maho Beach Hit With Sargassum [Re: Whale Tail] #297651
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The winds were strong from the west in Simpson Bay all day and most of the night, shoving the weed in. From today onwards normal easterlies will prevail again and those beaches, once cleared, should remain clear of that pernicious and stinking algae. I just looked outside and see clumps of Sargassum drifting past and heading out to sea...

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