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Seaweed #300315
04/23/2023 08:42 AM
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We will be in sxm for three weeks in July, staying on both the French and Dutch side. I am hearing about greater than usual amounts of seaweed on the island. Is there a website or app or map that reports on where there are large amounts of each day? Not too worried about SBR but have heard stories about large amounts at GGBC. If we can monitor this as July gets closer, we will change some reservations.

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Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300367
04/23/2023 03:10 PM
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The only thing I've been able to find is the Seaweed Monitoring site. It covers all areas - not just SXM so just zoom in to the area you want to see. If anyone else has a better site please feel free to share. https://sargassummonitoring.com

Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300390
04/24/2023 06:49 AM
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Interesting website...thanks

Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300396
04/24/2023 09:05 AM
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Thank you! That’s helpful. Will probably call the resorts closer to our trip.

Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300404
04/24/2023 10:35 AM
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On Facebook you can join a sargassum watch site… people post comments about what they’re seeing on their trips… GCBC… did have seaweed in March for three days….also on FB there are numerous drone videos posted by ChristopheLaVilla… posted in real time… that actually show various beaches… Orient, Galeon, Pinel etc… hope this is helpful….

Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300405
04/24/2023 10:42 AM
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We have just returned from a 10 days vacation, we went to Mullet, Baie Rouge, Happy Bay, Petite Plage and Orient Bay , no sargassum ! I guess we were lucky !





Re: Seaweed [Re: zoe] #300408
04/24/2023 11:07 AM
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What is the Facebook site called?

Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300409
04/24/2023 11:16 AM
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Wow! Check out Maho now!!!! YUCK!

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Re: Seaweed [Re: SXMScubaman] #300415
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Sargassum watch 2023

Re: Seaweed [Re: blackmercedes] #300416
04/24/2023 12:45 PM
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Where can I see that pic

Re: Seaweed [Re: zoe] #300418
04/24/2023 01:07 PM
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Thanks. I was hoping that it was only for St Maarten beaches instead of all along the Caribbean.

Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300419
04/24/2023 01:21 PM
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Here's some images from this morning in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua:

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Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300425
04/24/2023 04:56 PM
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We've been on the island in Orient Village since last Thursday. it appears that seaweed is all about the wind direction. Until this afternoon the wind has been out of the NNE and Orient Beach has been crystal clear. This morning the wind change to coming directly from the East and we're seeing some seaweed mats in the bay. it's a crap shoot.

Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300431
04/24/2023 09:17 PM
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Orient in front of Bikini tonight

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"I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”
Re: Seaweed [Re: wct49] #300436
04/24/2023 10:15 PM
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Oh my. Yuck.

Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300441
04/25/2023 08:46 AM
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Too bad a huge cargo ship can't scoop it up with netting before it comes ashore. I don't know what they would do with it, but if there was some way...........

Re: Seaweed [Re: Mia] #300450
04/25/2023 10:51 AM
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Would take a whole fleet of ships.

Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300455
04/25/2023 01:02 PM
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Orient in good shape today from Wai down for most part
No big cakes in water as of now


"I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”
Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300459
04/25/2023 02:18 PM
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According to a Ny Times article a week or two ago 13 million tons were in the Great Sargassum Belt in March. That’s a record for March. The Belt stretches from the west coast of Africa to the Gulf of Mexico.

Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300464
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In front of Bikini tonight

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"I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”
Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300517
04/27/2023 11:19 AM
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Orient right now in front of Orange Fever

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Re: Seaweed [Re: wct49] #300518
04/27/2023 11:23 AM
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And more on the way that I see in the water.

Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300522
04/27/2023 03:47 PM
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From what I have read it sounds like it is going to be a bad summer all over the Caribbean

Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300524
04/27/2023 05:54 PM
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5 thousand miles of it all over Caribbean, Florida ,East coast , Mexico about everywhere. But to us it’s not a big problem and a bit silly all the drama and people stressing out over it. It moves around day to day and even if our beach has it we can normally swim in the water without any issues. Otherwise fine another beach. 37 to pick from!

Re: Seaweed [Re: foreversxm] #300526
04/27/2023 06:27 PM
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Thanks and I did notice it while flying in back from Toronto .

Re: Seaweed [Re: Kennys] #300528
04/27/2023 07:45 PM
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No pictures to share. Come on Grandpa. (Your grandchild not of sargassum)

Re: Seaweed [Re: foreversxm] #300534
04/28/2023 09:09 AM
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foreversxm you are 100% spot on. Friends of ours just returned and were "soooooooo thankful they missed it by a few days"....We're going in August for 2 weeks. There are 37 beaches. If one has sargassum we will try another and another and then another. No worries at all. If sargassum is all I have to worry about in a day, then I'm doing pretty darn good... 😊😊😊

Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300535
04/28/2023 09:33 AM
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MIA,

If TTOL had a ‘like’ button your post would get my vote!


Respectfully,

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Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300537
04/28/2023 01:15 PM
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It changes all the time!!!

Re: Seaweed [Re: The_Lurker] #300539
04/28/2023 01:35 PM
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Terry--hope things are going great for you there! We have missed seeing updates from you and Bill! handshake


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Re: Seaweed [Re: Carol_Hill] #300540
04/28/2023 01:49 PM
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They are updating quite frequently on Facebook, which I know you don't use. laugh


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Re: Seaweed [Re: pburke40] #300580
04/30/2023 07:32 PM
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These guys work so hard to keep the beach clean here at BSV.
A new batch is coming in tonight, but we have had no problem swimming,
since the water is so calm.

We have both been a little under the weather, so thank goodness we have such
a beautiful place to stay put.

Not too many dinners or beaches for pictures
Sunset from BSV

Lunch at Sandbar

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Sorry to hear you haven't been well, but as you say, at least you have a lovely place to hang out.


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Re: Seaweed [Re: The_Lurker] #300596
04/30/2023 08:43 PM
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Hope you feel better for your trip home as it is not fun travelling especially if you feel unwell.




Re: Seaweed [Re: islandgem] #300736
05/03/2023 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by islandgem
Hope you feel better for your trip home as it is not fun travelling especially if you feel unwell.


Thank-you so much Elizabeth.
Hope to see you in November??


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