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Secrets of Sargassum

Dr. Brian Lapointe, Research Professor

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at
Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Lapointe shares his work on the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt in the tropical Atlantic Ocean that has been the source of Sargassum impacting the Caribbean region since 2011.

Recorded Webinar:

R/V ANGARI Expeditions:

Select Supplemental Content:

[READING]  ANGARI Foundation – Meet Brian Lapointe
[READING]  Florida Atlantic University – Too Much of a Good Thing
[RESOURCE LIBRARY]  GEO Blue Planet, IOCARIBE of IOC-UNESCO, AtlantOS, Atlantic International Research Center, at al. – Sargassum Information Hub
[VIDEO SHORT]  CBC News – Tracking the massive mound of seaweed stinking up beaches
[VIDEO SHORT]  Al Jazeera English – Atlantic sargassum belt: Seaweed bloom affecting coast of Florida
[WEBINAR]  Florida Atlantic University – Ocean Science Lecture Series: Secrets of the Sargasso Sea

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Ocean Expert Exchange is a live educational webinar series featuring experts in marine science and technology, many of whom have participated in expeditions onboard R/V ANGARI. The 30-minute live events welcome audiences of all ages and include a presentation on the speaker’s area of expertise followed by Q&A with participants. The series is co-hosted by ANGARI Foundation and the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute’s Scientist in Every Florida School program.

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