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New Sargassum Barrier Installed In Tulum

This week, a new sargassum barrier was completed in Tulum’s National Park. In total, the barrier reaches 2.4km across the beaches of the park at the request of the Secretary of the Navy. The barriers have taken over a month to complete in total, as initial construction occurred in August. Sargassum is the name given …

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The Best Times To Enjoy A Vacation In Cancun Without Sargassum Seaweed

How To Avoid The Smelly Seaweed On Your Next Trip To The Mexican Caribbean Planning a trip to Cancun or anywhere in the Mexican Caribbean is exciting. Whether you’re a beach bum or a Mayan ruin explorer, there’s so much to look forward to about your trip. But, if you’ve never been before, there might …

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Mexican Navy Admit Failure In Stopping Sargassum Deposits In Cancun

Effects Of Navy Has Reduced Year On Year As Equipment Struggles With Conditions The Mexican Navy has admitted that its efforts to contain the sargassum problem in the Mexican Caribbean are several under-performing. Problems with equipment have been cited as the greatest barrier to success. On Wednesday, Jose Ojeda, the Mexican Navy Secretary, openly stated …

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60KM Long Sargassum Seaweed Barrier May Be Built Near Cancun

Drastic Measures May Be Taken As Current Protocols Appear To Be Failing Experts from the Sargassum Monitoring Network are proposing a massive new project in Cancun and Quintana Roo’s quest to beat the sargassum seaweed problem. The project could see a gargantuan oceanic barrier placed at sea. The project, nicknamed Project 60/60, proposes that a …

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Isla Mujeres Sees More Seaweed In April Than First Three Months Combined

Huge Increases In The Sargassum Levels As Temperatures Rise The popular beach island of Isla Mujeres has seen more sargassum seaweed in the first twenty days of April than in the entirety of January, February, and March. Massive efforts are underway to move the seaweed every morning. According to local workers, over 230 tonnes of …

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Sargassum Barrier Delayed As 25,000 Tonnes Of Seaweed Hits Beaches In Cancun And Playa Del Carmen

Progress Has Been Delayed For Weeks Due To Poor Weather Conditions Playa del Carmen must wait another week for its sargassum barriers to be installed after poor weather has halted the Navy’s progress. The news comes as tonnes of the unpleasant seaweed have been washed ashore across the state. The Navy has already released as …

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41 Beaches Near Cancun Have High Levels Of Sargassum Seaweed

Poor Weather Has Slowed The Installation Of Sargassum Barriers 41 beaches in Quintana Roo have been classified as having high levels of sargassum seaweed being deposited on their shores. The situation leaves the state in a worrying place just before the arrival of hundreds of thousands of visitors for Easter. According to the Sargassum Monitoring …

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Mexican Navy’s Sargassum Collection Ships On Their Way To Cancun And The Riviera Maya

Heavy Deposits Across Quintana Roo Signal A Rough Sargassum Season The Mexican Navy has sent more than half of its sargassum collection fleet out into the coastal waters of Quintana Roo. The state is set to see a heavy sargassum seaweed season. Six of the Navy’s eleven ships have set sail from their base port …

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Tourists In Playa Delfines, Cancun Enjoy Beach Despite Large Sargassum Deposits

Promising Reaction From Tourists Despite What Is Set To Be Heavy Year For Seaweed Tourists in Playa Delfines have been spotted enjoying the beach despite the presence of massive amounts of sargassum seaweed. The beaches of Quintana Roo have been struggling with what looks to be a record year for unpleasant macroalgae.  Onlookers were surprised …

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Uncollected Sargassum Seaweed Covers Some Tulum Beaches

The Unpleasant Seaweed Has Been Laying On The Shoreline For Two Weeks Some of Tulum’s beaches are covered in sargassum that hasn’t been removed for almost two weeks. The local authorities have been more focused on clearing the hotel beaches than the sandbanks frequented by locals and visitors who prefer a quieter beach. The sargassum …

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