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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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Studying the surging seaweed that is sargassum

Studying the surging seaweed that is sargassum

The field samples of sargassum seaweed come from waters throughout the Caribbean, arriving by boat direct to the dock at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, where researchers Peter Swart and Amanda Oehlert quickly scoop them up. Back at Swart’s lab, they analyze and compare ...

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Tourist beach towns call seaweed invasion a ‘crisis’

Tourist beach towns call seaweed invasion a ‘crisis’

VideoFlorida beaches covered in rotting seaweed as unprecedented amounts wash onshore Miami Dade County is spending hundr of thousands of dollars to remove stinking mountains of seaweed from the South Florida coastline; Phil Keating reports from Miami Beach. MIAMI BEACH — Christy Ayers, her husband, Tom, and their two children ...

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