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Facts First: Explaining Sargassum

Facts First: Explaining Sargassum

If you’ve walked on the beach at all this year, you know what sargassum looks like. But beyond the unsightliness and the smell, what is really happening here?  What is sargassum? Sargassum is a type of macroalgae that floats at the ocean’s surface. Each stipe (that is, stalk) and frond ...

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Four Seasons Nevis Celebrates Turtle Sustainability Program

Four Seasons Nevis Celebrates Turtle Sustainability Program

The Four Seasons Resort Nevis is celebrating 13 years of partnership with non-profit group the Sea Turtle Conservancy to educate and create awareness about the protection of Hawksbill sea turtles, whose nesting grounds include the resort’s beachfront and other beaches across the Caribbean island. The joint program helps researchers study ...

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Sargassum-fighting measures put turtles at risk in Quintana Roo

Sargassum-fighting measures put turtles at risk in Quintana Roo

The methods used to prevent sargassum from reaching Quintana Roo beaches pose a risk to nesting sea turtles and their offspring, two conservationists warn. Miriam Tzeek, president of the Quintana Roo Sea Turtles Committee, told the newspaper Milenio that barriers placed in the sea to stop the seaweed from washing ...

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