A new fact sheet, Massive influxes of Pelagic Sargassum in the Wider Caribbean Region, describes the science, law and policy, and management challenges of Sargassum, a macroalgae that has become established and invasive in the Caribbean and parts of the Gulf, including Florida, with significant economic and social costs. The project was facilitated by the National Sea Grant Law Center and the NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems, and the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A & M, led by Harte Institute doctoral student Mariana León Pérez. Lisa Krimsky and Tom Ankersen participated in the regional Sea Grant Sargassum working group that advised on the development of the fact sheet.
Citation: León-Pérez, M.C., McLaughlin, R., Chaparro, R., Krimsky, L., Klein, Z., Myers, A., Ankersen, T.T. 2021. Massive influxes of Pelagic Sargassum in the Wider Caribbean Region. National Sea Grant Law Center. (PDF)