Reporting Site: Pelagic Sargassum in the Caribbean

During 2011, massive quantities of pelagic sargassum occurred throughout the Caribbean, impacting aquatic resources, fisheries, shorelines, waterways, and tourism. A similar event is occuring in 2014.

In the effort to better understand critical aspects of this phenomenon, this website serves as a data collection center to accommodate reports of large quantities of pelagic sargassum observed within the region during 2014. The website provides easy access for data entry and represents a service to those interested in contributing to the information database. Data provided to this site will be used by Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) scientists and colleagues throughout the region to identify the source and examine the movements and causes of this extraordinary event.

Your participation is essential to this work. Please use this form to report your observations. Thank you.