Sargassum on St. Croix
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.
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.
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.