Reporting Site: Pelagic Sargassum in the Caribbean - 2019

Please use this form to report details of your observations of sargassum during 2019. All inputs are not required.

Please report each observation separately. You may use this form to make multiple reports, both for multiple observations of the same sargassum mass and for observations of new sargassum masses.

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Date of observation (mm/dd/yyyy)


Latitude (if available)

Longitude (if available)

Two species of sargassum
Photo by GCRL

Description of location (Be as specific as possible. A distance and bearing to a well-known location are helpful.)

Sargassum was observed: (Check all that apply.)

Observed as:
Line(s) of sargassum

Scattered clumps

Approximate size (dimensions) of area covered by sargassum (use metrics of your choice)

Species of sargassum (If identifiable, check one or both.  Identification guide)
or Common Gulfweed
or Broad-toothed Gulfweed

If identifiable, list any fauna (fish, invertebrates) associated with the sargassum.

Is this the first time you observed sargassum at this location during 2018? 

If No, what was the date (as specific as possible) of your first observation at this location this year?

Observer's Contact Information (Please provide your email address as a minimum.)
  Email address

If making multiple reports, these three items are needed only for the first report.

Agency, Institution, or Organization (if applicable)
Street address, city, state, mail code

Photographs or video
Were any photographs or video made?
Photos available

Please provide contact information for the photographer, if different from above.  We will contact you and the photographer via email to discuss access to these materials.

Photographer's name (if different) Photographer's email address (if different)

Additional comments that further describe your observation

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