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

16 Episodes


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

La llegada masiva de Sargazo flotante al Caribe de Centroamérica es un evento relativamente nuevo, es por ello que conocer cómo está la situación actual de este fenómeno es muy... more

Kim Baldwin is a marine ecologist who uses geospatial tools and information technology to work with people to collaboratively create comprehensive spatial information to strengthen ecosystem-based environmental management in the... more

Début mars 2022, le Sargassum podcast a reçu Madame Lydia Barfleur, coordinatrice du projet Sarg’coop. Docteure en droit international de l’université de la Sorbonne, Lydia Barfleur a étudié et enseigné... more

Dr. Kate Mansfield is a marine scientist, a sea turtle biologist, and an associate professor at the University of Central Florida. Her research focuses on sea turtle biology, ecology, behavior,... more

Sargassum impacts the coastal and seaside communities of many countries, including Tobago. The piles and piles of it on the Atlantic side of the island leave an awful trace of... more

Sargassum beaching events have become an international challenge that requires globally-cooperative solutions. With such pressing challenges, thankfully, come incredibly innovative solutions to sargassum overproduction and decay.  Due to climate change,... more

Since 2011, vast masses of the free-floating algae Sargassum have been washing ashore on Caribbean beaches – some leaving coastlines three-feet deep in seaweed. When it isn't rotting on beaches,... more

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