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May 20th, 2019
VI residents urged to utilise 'dreaded' Sargassum seaweed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being urged to utilise the Sargassum seaweed that washes up along the Territory’s shorelines, given its many environmental benefits.

June 4th, 2018
Dreaded seaweed invades VI shores yet again

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands (VI) has once again been invaded by the dreaded ‘sargassum seaweed,’ with the floating algae and its accompanying pungent odour already beginning to adversely affect the Territory.

October 31st, 2015
Beware monster weed

By Dickson Igwe

Sargassum is destroying Mexico’s tourism economy. Could the monster weed do the same thing in the wider Caribbean? The following narrative is an extract from the Washington Post of October 28, 2015, a story titled, “Mexico deploys its navy to face its latest threat: Monster seaweed.”

October 13th, 2015
Dolphins not in danger of seaweed- Emmanuel Gilbert

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - Swim with the Dolphins General Manager Mr Emmanuel Gilbert has given the assurance that the dolphins there are not affected by the invasion of sargassum seaweed as the entity conducts frequent water testing as a quality control measure.

October 8th, 2015
Baby turtles rescued from seaweed grasp

SETTING POINT, Tortola, VI – Thirteen little sea turtles must be thankful for their human hero who stepped in at the nick of time to save them from the grasp of sargassum seaweed on the sister island of Anegada a few days ago.

October 6th, 2015
‘No link between over-supply of fish & dead fish!' – Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Natural Resources and the Environment Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said while the sargassum seaweed might be responsible for larger numbers of spawned fish, there is no link between the larger fish numbers being brought in by fishermen and the dead fish that have been turning up sporadically.

October 5th, 2015
'Get used to the seaweed' - Hon Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said citizens and residents of the territory might as well get used to the sargassum seaweed washing up on beaches as it is not going away anytime soon.

October 4th, 2015
‘Stay out of seaweed-infested water!’ – Dr Cassander Titley-O’Neal PhD

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the wake of fish kills and complaints of discoloured water from the taps, local environmentalist Dr Cassander Titley-O’Neal PhD is warning persons to stay away from the water in places invaded by sargassum seaweed because of the possible negative impacts on human health, including the potential to be fatal in strong enough doses.


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