About Sargassum proliferation

Researchers Thomas Changeux and Sandrine Ruitton from the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography at Aix-Marseille University presented their research on Sargassum, a brown algae, at the Oceanographic Institute of Paris. The studies were carried out with the Monaco Explorations campaign on a mission crossing the Atlantic Ocean in October  2017. The research team is working to identify causes of the Sargassum proliferation, which, when it reaches shore can cause dramatic consequences for the water and air quality and health of shore communities.