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Sargassum on St. Croix

(@reelnut)
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Hello:

I've been reading/seeing a lot of reporting about the growing sargassum problems in the Caribbean. Wondering if it is a shoreline problem on all beaches of St. Croix, or are there are some beaches, bays, coasts that tend to be less affected? Thanks in advance for your feedback. 

 
Posted : February 1, 2023 10:30 am
(@Scubadoo)
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The sargassum tends to follow the current east to west.  Beaches that face north, south or east have a tendency to collect sargassum where it can't continue on.  Beaches that face west, not limited to the west end, typically do not collect much if any.

 
Posted : February 1, 2023 10:35 pm
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(@vicanuck)
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It comes and goes. I haven't seen or smelled any lately.

 
Posted : February 2, 2023 8:06 am
(@knowlesstak)
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Yes nothing on the West side which I think is the best side for beaches anyways. 

 
Posted : February 3, 2023 8:39 am
(@Scubadoo)
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Walked little princess beach late this afternoon and there was a strip of sargassum maybe 6ft wide a few inches thick down the whole beach at low tide.

 
Posted : February 3, 2023 10:45 pm
(@reelnut)
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Thank you!

 
Posted : February 9, 2023 5:47 pm
(@NugBlazer)
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Just saw a patch near the east side of Protestant Cay (where Hotel On The Key is) on Monday.

 
Posted : February 17, 2023 5:51 pm
(@Scubadoo)
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It's been there for several days at least.  I keep seeing it when driving through the bypass.

 
Posted : February 17, 2023 10:00 pm
(@northsidekevin)
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There is a monster patch of sargassum stretching from the Carolinas all the way to S. America to the East of us.  It comes in surges and the North side of STT had huge strings going by all week.  There are strings all the way out and beyond the North Drop making trolling difficult at best.  A month or two ago, Hull Bay beach was 1' deep in it.  You couldn't launch a boat.  Then, with a big surf, it disappeared overnight.  I think it's here to stay.  

 
Posted : March 4, 2023 6:41 am
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