The sargassum situation in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean is "critical." It was announced by José Reyes López, Vice Minister of Coastal and Marine Resources of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, at the regional climate week for Latin America and the Caribbean, "Semana del Clima de América Latina y el Caribe 2022".
Reyes López attributes the increase in these brown macroalgae, which are becoming more common, to the effects of "climate change." The arrival of sargassum is affecting Dominican beach tourism, the Caribbean country's main economic engine.
"As a result of climate change . . .