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Mexican resorts get creative to deal with sargassum

Mexican resorts get creative to deal with sargassum

For large swathes of the Mexican Caribbean, this has been the summer of sargassum, but while the rust-colored seaweed has plagued the region’s beaches on and off for several years, resorts and destinations have recently been finding ways to fight back. This season’s build-up has been particularly severe, blighting beaches ...

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Summer seaweed invasion taking a toll on Mexico

Summer seaweed invasion taking a toll on Mexico

Caption Close TULUM, Mexico – It started washing ashore in the Caribbean eight years ago, the smelly, yellow-brown seaweed known as sargassum. Then, just as mysteriously, it disappeared. Now the avalanche of algae is becoming an annual event – with increasingly dire consequences. This year, tons of the seaweed have ...

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Quintana Roo is Now Seaweed Free, Governor Says

The beaches in Cancún and those along the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula are now cleared of sargassum, according to Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaquín González. Joaquín said there has not been a significant resurgence of the algae in recent weeks, thanks to the Mexican Navy and President López ...

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Sargassum arrivals down: clean beaches in Quintana Roo

Sargassum arrivals down: clean beaches in Quintana Roo

The beaches at Cancún and elsewhere on the Caribbean coast are clean and free of sargassum, according to Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaquín González. He attributed the clean coastline to efforts by the Mexican navy and President López Obrador.   Joaquín said there hasn’t been a significant resurgence of the ...

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Tulum works overtime to clean the sargassum off its beaches

Tulum works overtime to clean the sargassum off its beaches

“In a period of no more than a month and a half, the beaches of Tulum, Quintana Roo, will be free of sargassum”, the municipal president, Víctor Mas Tah, said on August 12th. A cleaning program has started in which the federal, state and municipal governments work in a coordinated way, ...

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