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    • Sargassum and Beach Erosion: Potential Costs and Benefits for Coastal Managers: final report. 

      Williams, Amy; Feagin, Rusty A. (Texas A & M University, Department of Ecosystem Science & Management, College Station,TX, 2010)
      Sargassum fluitans and natans, types of brown algae wash up on Galveston Island, Texas each year from May to August. Sargassum smells bad, hurts tourism and impairs sea turtle hatchings. Coastal managers are confronted ...
    • Sargassum Fact Sheet. 

      Doyle, E.; Franks, J. (Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute., Marathon, FL, 2015)
      During 2011, massive quantities of pelagic sargassum occurred throughout the Caribbean, impacting aquatic resources, fisheries, shorelines, waterways, and tourism. A similar event occurred in 2014 and continues in 2015. ...
    • Best Practices for Determining Volumetric Data of Fresh Sargassum Wracks. 

      Robertson, Thomas Kyle; Linton, Tom; Webster, Robert (Texas A&M University Galveston Campus (TAMUG), Galvaston, TX, 2015)
      The purpose of this procedure is to identify the best practices for measuring and quantifying the size of Sargassum wracks, or piles of beached “seaweed” as it is often referred to, found along the coastlines surrounding ...
    • Slow Pyrolysis as a Method for the Destruction of Japanese Wireweed, Sargassum muticum. 

      Milledge, J.J,; Staple, A.; Harvey, P. (2015)
      Japanese wireweed, Sargassum muticum is an invasive species to Great Britain, which might be controlled by harvesting it for energy and chemicals. Pyrolysis is the thermal decomposition of the organic components of dry ...
    • Sargassum: a Resource Guide for the Caribbean. 

      Fiermonte, Isabella (Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Coral Gables, FL, 2015)
      The Guide is intended to serveas an initial resourcefor the Caribbean, in particular to inform the tourism industry, local governments, environmental groups and residents about Sargassum seaweed, its impact and ...
    • Golden Tides: Problem or Golden Opportunity? The Valorisation of Sargassum from Beach Inundations. 

      Milledge, John J.; Harvey, Patricia J. (2016)
      In recent years there have been massive inundations of pelagic Sargassum, known as golden tides, on the beaches of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, andWest Africa, causing considerable damage to the local economy and ...
    • Model Protocol for the Management of Extreme Accumulations of Sargassum on the Coasts of CRFM Member States. 

      Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism, Belize, 2016)
      The 26th Meeting of the CRFM Executive Committee noted the protocol developed for the management of extreme accumulations of Sargassum in Puerto Rico and considered the efficacy of such a protocol being considered for ...
    • Golden Tides: Management Best Practices for Influxes of Sargassum in the Caribbean with a Focus on Clean-up. 

      Hinds, Catrina; Oxenford, Hazel; Cumberbatch, Janice; Fardin, Frédérique; Doyle, Emma; Cashman, Adrian (Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, 2016)
      The purpose of this management brief is to enable government officials, coastal managers, beach caretakers and coastal residents to get ahead of the “golden tides” by providing up-to-date information on the recent ...
    • Predicting Sargassum blooms in the Caribbean Sea from MODIS observations. 

      Wang, Mengqiu; Hu, Chuanmin (2017)
      Recurrent and significant Sargassum beaching events in the Caribbean Sea (CS) have caused serious environmental and economic problems, calling for a long-term prediction capacity of Sargassum blooms. Here we present ...
    • Assessment of control methods for the invasive seaweed Sargassum horneri in California, USA. 

      Marks, Lindsay M.; Reed, Daniel C.; Obaza, Adam K. (2017)
      Determining the feasibility of controlling marine invasive algae through removal is critical to developing a strategy to manage their spread and impact. To inform control strategies, we investigated the efficacy and ...
    • Responding to a sargassum influx. [poster] 

      Doyle, E.; Franks, J.; Oxenford, Helen (Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute., Marathon, FL, 2018)
      If sargassum appears on your beach, what you do next can be good or bad for the beach and business. Important lessons have been learned.
    • Sargassum and Oil Spills Monitoring Pilot Project for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions Workshop, México D.F., México 2 – 4 May, 2018. 

      IOCARIBE of IOC; GOOS Regional Alliance; GEO Blue Planet Initiative (UNESCO, Paris, France, 2018)
      In recent years, the Caribbean region has faced challenges from oil spills and an influx of floating sargassum seaweed. Large-scale oil spill incidents have included an April 2017 spill at Pointe-à-Pierre, Trinidad and ...
    • Composting as an Alternative Management Strategy for Sargassum Drifts on Coastlines. 

      Sembera, Jen A; Meier, Erica J.; Waliczek, Tina M. (2018)
      Massive drifts of sargassum (Sargassum fluitans and Sargassum natans) float onto the United States Gulf, Atlantic, and European shorelines regularly throughout the spring and summer months. To maintain tourist appeal and ...
    • From In Situ to satellite observations of pelagic Sargassum distribution and aggregation in the Tropical North Atlantic Ocean. 

      Ody, Anouck; Thibaut, Thierry; Berline, Leo; Changeux, Thomas; Andre, Jean-Michel; Chevalier, Cristèle; Blanfune, Aurelie; Blanchot, Jean; Ruitton, Sandrine; Stiger-Pouvreau, Valerie; Connan, Solène; Grelet, Jacques; Aurelle, Didier; Guene, Mathilde; Bataille, Hubert; Bachelier, Céline; Guillemain, Dorian; Schmidt, Natascha; Fauvelle, Vincent; Guasco, Sophie; Menard, Frederic (2019)
      The present study reports on observations carried out in the Tropical North Atlantic in summer and autumn 2017, documenting Sargassum aggregations using both ship-deck observations and satellite sensor observations at ...
    • Prevention and clean-up of Sargassum in the Dutch Caribbean. 

      Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, 2019)
      In 2011, the shores of several Caribbean islands and West African countries were inundated by unprecedented quantities of pelagic sargassum. Since then, influxes of this golden-brown seaweed have become a recurrent event ...
    • Strategic Sargassum Preparedness Plan. 

      Resilify Incorporated (Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries,Commonwealth of Dominic, Commonwealth of Dominica, 2019)
      The objective of the Sargassum Preparedness Plan is to address the impacts of sargassum while capitalizing from its opportunities. To thoroughly understand the current research on sargassum and how the influxes ...
    • Fact-finding Survey Regarding the Influx and Impacts of Sargassum Seaweed in the Caribbean Region: final report. 

      Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism and Japan International Cooperation Agency, Belize, 2019)
      The Caribbean region has suffered a sudden increase in the influx of Sargassum seaweed since 2011, and several countries in the region have requested support to the Government of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation ...
    • Video monitoring framework in support of sargassum management, 

      Valentini, Nico; Balouin, Yann; Bouvier, Clement; Nachbaur, Aude; Moisan, Manuel; Laigre, Thibault (2019)
      The waters off Caribbean islands have seen large amounts of Sargassum seaweed during the last years (Wang and Hu, 2016). This record-breaking events of algae blooms and mass stranding started in earnest in 2011, then ...
    • ERISNet: deep neural network for Sargassum detection along the coastline of the Mexican Caribbean. 

      Arellano-Verdejo, J.; Lazcano-Hernandez, H.E.; Cabanillas-Terán, N. (2019)
      Recently, Caribbean coasts have experienced atypical massive arrivals of pelagic Sargassum with negative consequences both ecologically and economically. Based on deep learning techniques, this study proposes a novel ...
    • Best practices for Caribbean Fishers coping with Sargassum. 

      Speede, Richeda F.; Cox, Shelley-Ann; Oxenford, Helen A. (Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Cave Hill, Barbados, 2019)
      What is Sargassum?