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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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Experts Warn That Sargassum In Cancun Can Cause Mild Skin Rashes For Some Tourists

The foul smelling seaweed that washes up on Cancun beaches from time to time may not just be an eyesore that tourists have to deal with! Cancun beaches were the envy of the world because of their white coloring that contrasted perfectly with the light blue ocean. In the past few years though, large amounts …

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The Navy Prepares To Install Sargassum Seaweed Barriers Around Cancun

Sargassum Season Has Already Impacted Several Quintana Roo Beaches The government of Quintana Roo announced this week that the Navy is preparing to install sargassum sea barriers to help protect the state’s beaches. Puerto Morelos will receive the first barrier this week. Quintana Roo Governor, Carlos Joaquin, announced the projects on the state’s communication page, …

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Almost 200 Tonnes Of Sargassum Seaweed Has Already Been Collected in Cancun This Year

Large Quantities Of The Vacation Ruining Seaweed Are Being Washed Up On Popular Beaches Over 175 tonnes of sargassum have already been removed from the beaches of Cancun this year according to the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat). The high numbers provide a worrying outlook going forward for the popular beach town. Several studies from …

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