This particular seaweed bloom is called the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt and is visible from space.
Darker red corresponds to denser quantities of seaweed; density decreases from yellow to green to blue. Jul 22, 2019 · Since 2011, satellites have detected a wide band of Sargassum algae, extending each July from the west coast of Africa to the Gulf of Mexico (color depicts mean density).
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 5,000-mile seaweed belt lurking in the Atlantic Ocean is expected in the next few months to wash onto beaches in the Caribbean Sea, South.
A record band developed in 2018.
Petersburg's College of Marine Science used NASA satellite observations to discover.
Apr 12, 2023 · Since 2011, a great Atlantic sargassum belt has bloomed in the Atlantic in spring and summer. .
. found a belt of the algae blanketing the tropical Atlantic Ocean from the west coast of Africa to the Gulf of Mexico (imaging by Joshua Stevens).
The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt.
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Estridge wants to help transform the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt — a 5,000-mile stretch of floating seaweed that's visible from space — from a plague on coastal towns to an enormous carbon store rooted to the bottom of the sea.
Computer simulations conducted by a team of researchers led by the USF College of Marine Science found the mass, known as the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt (GASB), forms in response to ocean currents.
Mar 7, 2023 · The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt, as it’s known, is visible from space, stretching like a sea monster across the ocean, with its nose in the Gulf of Mexico and its tail in the mouth of the Congo.