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Outlook of 2020 Sargassum blooms in the Caribbean Sea* July 31st, 2020, by University of South Florida Optical Oceanography Lab (huc@usf.edu)

The maps below show Sargassum abundance, with warm colors representing high abundance. In July 2020, the overall Sargassum amount decreased across the central Atlantic. This is unusual, as in previous years July often had higher amount than June. Yet large amount was still observed in July 2020 in the Central West Atlantic (CWA, i.e., the… Read More