Will Sargassum seaweed affect your beach getaway? We are asked this question often and wanted to provide you with the information that we currently have.
It is an algae bloom that makes its way from the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic
It affects Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico
Scientists are not sure why the bloom was so intense in 2018 but predict it could be just as bad in 2019
An article from The Weather Channel published in January of 2019 outlines current Sargassum seaweed scientific information and predictions; keep in mind these are predictions.
For up to date information you can check the Sargassum Monitoring site to see which beaches are clear and which are currently affected.