Sargassum Update

While not yet over, it seems like the sargassum invasion on the island’s east side beaches is losing steam. The New York Times recently published an article about the sargassum, which features a couple photos from yours truly. I’ve personally noticed that there is much less new sargassum on the beaches I frequent, with fresh sargassum often only appearing in isolated spots rather than entire shorelines.

Below are a few photos of the state of the sargassum from early October on Baie de l’Embouchure. The last few photos are from the Le Galion portion of the beach, which was largely spared due to the protective outcrop that shields it from direct easterly swell.

While I was there, I also took a little time to photograph some birds. I even managed to get a few decent shots of barn swallows, which are one of the toughest birds to photograph on the island as they seem to be almost always in flight.

4 Responses to “Sargassum Update”

  1. Kristin Cogliani Petrelluzzi Says:

    You are welcome for the hook up! I’m gonna get you famous one way or the other!!!

  2. Mark Yokoyama Says:

    A million thanks! Also, we’re back from the states, so we have to see you guys soon!

  3. Kristin Cogliani Petrelluzzi Says:

    Indeed, indeed…Jen’s b-day is when???

  4. Mark Yokoyama Says:

    It’s the 28th.