Mission – Sargassum

Across the Atlantic Ocean from Cabo-Verde to Martinique chasing sargassum algae

2017 OCTOBRE 7 – 29

Research Areas:

Identify the processes responsible for the proliferation of  sargassum, an invasive brown algae which is deleterious, depriving coastal life of light and creating big amount of organic matter in putrefaction at shore with dramatic consequences on water, air quality and health in the Caribbean. Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography team, University Aix-Marseille, France