We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Seaweed

willington, ct
Level Contributor
17 posts
1 review
Save Topic
Seaweed

Seaweed on Anguilla

25 replies to this topic
Ma
Level Contributor
433 posts
Save Reply
1. Re: Seaweed

Seaweed happens

willington, ct
Level Contributor
17 posts
1 review
Save Reply
2. Re: Seaweed

On SBE - big clumps getting closer to shore

CT
Level Contributor
382 posts
95 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Seaweed

Yes, happened in Feb with the big swells. Once the seaweed clump (there is a word for it but my brain is not going there right now) broke up in Mexico, it has been a problem throughout the Caribbean. Many people have met on this issue because it is really hurting the islands where this has never been an issue. Global climate change at work...

Philadelphia...
Level Contributor
7,455 posts
10 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Seaweed

Do you mean "sargassum?"

Mystic, CT
Destination Expert
for Anguilla, The Valley
Level Contributor
3,261 posts
31 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Seaweed

Sargassum, seaweed, same obnoxious stuff. It is very unpredictable. At least on Anguilla if one beach has it, you can likely find a beach without it.

Level Contributor
222 posts
14 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Seaweed

Sargassum does not come from Mexico. Sargassum originates in the sargasso sea off the east coast of the United states.

CT
Level Contributor
382 posts
95 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Seaweed

Yes, it does come from the Sargasso Sea, first noted by Columbus. It stayed mostly into a clump until recently when Mexico got nailed by sargassum and then it has spread to many islands. Nasty stuff.

South Jersey
Level Contributor
875 posts
3 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Seaweed

As unsightly and nasty smelling as it can be, it is a "beach builder", catching sand in it's tendrils, eventually getting buried by Mother Nature.

The amounts over Easter on many beaches, most notably Island Harbour, were just beyond belief. So much in IH that it was knee deep on the beach and spread outwards in the water from the beach for almost 10 feet.

Level Contributor
224 posts
Save Reply
9. Re: Seaweed

Interesting read.

https:/…sargassumfordummies

Wayne, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
34 posts
23 reviews
Save Reply
10. Re: Seaweed

We learned a little bit about Sargassum from a friend who lives in Anguilla- he learned last week that it is a micro organism that originates in Brazil. And when the rivers bring it to the sea, it blossoms in the salt water. Go figure.

Edited: 19 May 2018, 00:52
Reply to: Seaweed
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted
Get answers to your questions about Anguilla
More Anguilla Topics