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April 30, 2019

SEA’s Dr. Kerry Whittaker Studies Possible Sargassum Impact on Bermuda

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Photo from Royal Gazzette. Seaweed on Horseshoe Bay beach (Photograph by Kenra Earls)

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The Royal Gazette (Bermuda)
Researchers checking if seaweed is a threat
by Sarah Lagan

Researchers are checking if a rare variant of sargassum seaweed that has invaded Caribbean coastlines could make its way to Bermuda.

Robbie Smith, the curator of the Natural History Museum at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, is working on a study with Dr. Kerry Whittaker, the chief scientist aboard the Sea Education Association’s research ship Corwith Cramer.

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