July 16, 2018

Remnants of Beryl now over the NE Caribbean Sea

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From NHC THIS WILL BE THE LAST ADVISORY Remnants Of Beryl Discussion Number 15 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022018 1100 PM AST Sun Jul 08 2018 The remains of the center of Beryl have crossed Dominica during the past few hours, accompanied by a disorganized area of convection. Radar and surface observations continue […]

Saharan Dust spreads into Texas after traveling more than 5,000 miles from Africa

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By Chris Dolce From Wunderground Dust from the Sahara Desert spread into Texas on Saturday after traveling more than 5,000 miles from Africa across the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Visible satellite imagery from Saturday presented a clear view of the dust plume lofted above coastal Texas and the adjacent western Gulf of Mexico. You […]

The Editor Speaks: Foul, smelly, brown, weed on our beaches is an unsolved problem

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We have published today another article on the foul-smelling brown plant that has invaded beaches all across the Caribbean, including here in the Cayman Islands, and along the Atlantic coast of Florida. The article from The Weather Channel claims it has never happened before 2011. This particular seaweed is called Sargassum. The Optical Oceanography Laboratory […]

The Editor Speaks: World Oceans Day

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Last Saturday (9) the Cayman Islands celebrated HM The Queen’s Birthday. We had two special honourees, marching parades, pomp and bands. The day before, Friday 8th, passed by with barely a murmur. However, it was justifiably important enough for our Minister of Health Hon. Dwayne Seymour , to mark the day with a Message. It […]

Region faces another sargassum seaweed invasion

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From Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — According to statistics from the University of South Florida Optical Oceanography Lab and based on historical bloom patterns, it has been predicted that in the coming months, there is a high chance that sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean will continue to occur in high volumes until at least […]

June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month!

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By Loribelle Lapaix From OOM Scholastic Heritage (noun) – something that is handed down from the past, as a tradition: something that come or belongs to one by reason of birth; an inherited lot of portion. The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea – some of its islands are surrounded by […]

Communities innovate to address Sargassum seaweed on coasts of Saint Lucia

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Reproduced under courtesy of Global Environment Facility Thursday, May 24, 2018 — Sargassum is free-floating brown macro-algae that lives in the temperate and tropical oceans of the world. In the open ocean, the floating seaweed provides important ecosystem services by acting as habitats for a diverse group of marine animals. It provides food, shade, and […]

300-year-old Caribbean shipwreck includes $16.7B in treasure

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By Clyde Hughes From Newsmax A 300-year-old Caribbean shipwreck laden in gold believed to be worth $17 billion has been detailed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, which played a role in finding the historic site using robot submarines. The REMUS 6000 discovered the Spanish galleon on Nov. 27, 2015, and its contents are in […]

National Hurricane Center watching disturbance just south of Grand Cayman

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Tropical Weather Discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 639 AM EDT Tue May 22 2018 Tropical Weather Discussion for North America, Central America Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, northern sections of South America, and Atlantic Ocean to the African coast from the Equator to 32N. The following information is based on satellite imagery, weather […]

How large can a tsunami be in the Caribbean?

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SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has researchers reevaluating whether a magnitude 9.0 megathrust earthquake and resulting tsunami might also be a likely risk for the Caribbean region, seismologists reported at the SSA 2018 Annual Meeting. “Before 2004, we thought an earthquake of about 8.0 was about right for the largest we […]