The Sargassum Podcast


Podcast hosted by marine educators and scientists with vast expertise in Sargassum and Coastal Communities. The podcasts interviews scientists, entrepreneurs, managers, community project leaders, government officials, artists, fishermen, people working in the tourism sector and others on how they experience Sargassum, a floating algae that has caused severe problems when beaching in the wider Caribbean and West Africa. Each interviewee will tell us of a solutions or new knowledge they came up with while dealing with Sargassum. 

Sargassum Podcast

17 Episodes


In this episode, Vicky, an aquatic ecologist, and Philip, a marine science researcher, discuss the current situation of Sargassum in Ghana and its impact on people's lives, exploring the impact... more

In todays episode: Sabine and Jessica talk about the dynamic of the work in Bonaire, the importance of this area and how Sargassum are affecting its Marine Ecosystems Sabine Engel,... more

07/25/2023 | 60 MINS

E63 De Sargazo a Bioplástico

Juan y Andrea trabajan en BioPlaster, una compañía de investigación y desarrollo tecnológico que nace para enfrentar la gran cantidad de Sargazo que llega al Mar Caribe. En esta entrevista... more

Jeff Davis, of the Georgia Institute of Technology, has brought together a team of undergraduates to work on this “grand challenge”. The group of young engineers and biologists traveled to... more

From September 2022-Februrary, 2023, a multidisciplinary team of stakeholders in Montserrat comprised of government and civil society representatives was trained in the use of unmanned aerial systems (drones) for participatory... more

In this Episode Judith Raming talked about her work as a marine park manager, she has been working with the sargassum management in STINAPA, she identifies recent changes this year... more

In this Episode Joseph Montoya and Harshini Vummadi join us to talk about the understanding of the high biomass of Sargassum and their impacts on the open oceans and coastal... more

Wilson James es de las Islas de la Bahía, Honduras, del municipio de Santos Guardiola de la comunidad de Diamond Rock. Él es científico comunitario de BICA (Bay Island Conservation... more

03/05/2023 | 42 MINS

E57 Sargassum is Bailable!

Sigrid Skjelstad has a Masters in materials science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and works as business developer at Orkel AS. During her studies she spent a... more

Rosa Elisa Rodríguez Martínez, nos explica cómo fue que los investigadores de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México comenzaron a estudiar los efectos del sargazo en los ecosistemas costeros. Ha... more

Mark Yokoyama is a naturalist, author and wildlife educator living in St. Martin who has published many books about the nature and culture of St. Martin. He is also the... more

Eduardo Gabriel Torres Conde actualmente es un estudiante de Doctorado del posgrado de ciencias biológicas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México en el Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y... more

Judith Rosellon is a biologist and oceanographer with extensive experience in fisheries management and ecology, marine spatial management, evaluation of marine protected areas, and fisheries stock assessment. She has a... more

La llegada masiva de Sargazo flotante al Caribe de Centroamérica es un evento relativamente nuevo. Y el papel de las personas de la comunidad es un punto clave para comenzar... more

Rolando Chavez Penaherrera is the Latin American General manager for the Enviro-Clean segments of DESMI and Head of DESMI SEAWEED Division.DESMI is Danish manufacturer of pumps, pumping systems, environmental cleaning... more

Bethia Thomas is currently a postgraduate student at CERMES pursuing a PhD in Natural Resource Management. Her research seeks to venture into the novel territory of pelagic sargassum with special... more

Part of the problem with sargassum’s sudden proliferation is hard to track. Things like weather, currents, and even marine animals can make it challenging to understand where a sargassum beaching... more

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