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Old 07-21-2015   #151 (permalink)
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While it might inconvenience us humans, it's part of mother nature. For years there was hardly any, now there is lots. Get with it...
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While it might inconvenience us humans, it's part of mother nature. For years there was hardly any, now there is lots. Get with it...
Actually, this was not created by mother nature, amazon basin deforestation, heavy rain nitrogen runoff, warmer ocean temps....... well maybe you're right. mankind is both the product of mother nature and the cancer of the planet.
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Today at Mamitas the water was very pleasant with very very little sargassum. We dropped our towels on the sand and swam for awhile. No brown water at all. So mad I discovered this on my second to last day!
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Today at Mamitas the water was very pleasant with very very little sargassum. We dropped our towels on the sand and swam for awhile. No brown water at all. So mad I discovered this on my second to last day!
Hi Erica, do you think this is because they are able to clean it up or just the way of nature on a given day?
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Today at Mamitas the water was very pleasant with very very little sargassum. We dropped our towels on the sand and swam for awhile. No brown water at all. So mad I discovered this on my second to last day!
It changes from day to day. You were lucky today. That's all. Tomorrow, may be a different story.
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Hi Erica, do you think this is because they are able to clean it up or just the way of nature on a given day?
I honestly don't know. Not sure how they would clean up the actual water though, so I think it was just nature. Will def. go back tomorrow however and check it out.
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I think my toilet bowl looks cleaner after a big ****
Well crap (no pun intended) we picked Cancun this August.
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I'm curious if this has created problems with unhappy guests vacationing there ,not knowing to expect this. I have been watching this thread so I know what maybe is in store for us in November, but other people might be pissed OR hang out at bars and beach clubs and drink , eat more.i know they have no control over it ...but people get crazy when they don't get what they think they envisioned.
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I didn't say it did have anything to do with the sargassum....I said that area was the worst in town last September, and that the point and pier have the effect of trapping water in that corner, it's more stagnant.
" likely because the water isn't refreshed that much there and the point and 'new' pier traps everything. "

It's exactly what you said
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POR ESTO July 22



Major effort in Playa del Carmen to keep clean beaches



The Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen in particular has been the Mexican Caribbean area where least has an effect on kelp that affects the coast of Quintana Roo.
In fact, the allocation is divided considerably. Constituents of the avenue to the north side towards Mamitas Beach and the tourist corridor of the area, the kelp has not forcefully invaded the beach.
However, the opposite side to the local pier where the crossing is given to Cozumel, the Algae have been reconstituted such that generates a layer of kelp in and out of the sea.
According to the head of the Trust for Tourism Promotion of the Riviera Maya, Dario Flota Ocampo, the three levels of government in coordination with the hotel industry, They have worked hard to keep the beaches clean.
The work has been established in segments and that has caused the beaches in much of Playa del Carmen look without a strong presence of kelp and which generates the stream of visitors in the summer.
In For Playa del Carmen, the municipality of Solidarity with Zofemat it sets up night hours to clean the beaches and thus less have negative consequences.
So far, in the Riviera Maya there have been no cancellations kelp, however, both the tourism sector and hotel seeks to avoid any type of event to this phenomenon of nature.
In fact most of the tourism that has arrived in the north of Quintana Roo, has landed on the beaches of Playa del Carmen, because there is not much presence of kelp.
It should be noted that after the trip to Galveston, the hotel sector in the north of the state had considerable information.For example, during the holiday season kelp, a type of algae that is associated with skin irritation, pervades much of the coast of Quintana Roo causing headaches for municipal governments and tourism operators, as it inhibits the visitors from getting to the sea.
The kelp is a genus of planktonic macroalgae (ie floating and travel by sea) having gas filled vesicles used to stay on the surface and promote photosynthesis. Their rate of growth and invasion on the beaches has made ​​the nickname "The Sargasso Sea" earn.
If closely observed kelp can see light thorns that sprout from the waist, which itself causes allergies whoever touches. Some point out that these marine algae also carry fleas, which can cause rashes in humans. Kelp also gives a fishy smell spoiled, making it unbearable for people who are not used.
In countries like Japan is used as a dietary supplement. Some associate their consumption palpitations, insomnia and high blood pressure due to its high iodine content.
The University of Galveston, Texas, associated the high presence of kelp with the use of pesticides in the United States and the consequent infiltration to the sea.
Many transporting wildlife kelp is unknown, however, some of them are juvenile stage turtles and fish that otherwise would be eaten by other species.





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I didn't say it did have anything to do with the sargassum....I said that area was the worst in town last September, and that the point and pier have the effect of trapping water in that corner, it's more stagnant.

Do you happen to know how long ago "sandbag beach" was created? And what it was like before? It seems to me that it's the little bay/lagoon helps keep the area nasty. If nature had it's way, that area would be a lot smoother due to erosion.
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Do you happen to know how long ago "sandbag beach" was created? And what it was like before? It seems to me that it's the little bay/lagoon helps keep the area nasty. If nature had it's way, that area would be a lot smoother due to erosion.
You mean this area of sandbags, to the north of where the boats are moored and south of the Gran Porto Real?





I am not sure how long this many sandbags have been there....hard to say as at some of the time during the year they are hidden, maybe.

but there has been at least some in that area for many years, since the hotel and pier have been there....it used to be a fairly clean looking sheltered swimming area of sorts, at least at one time. The idea is to stabilize the sand and prevent the beach from being washed away....it would be a much narrower beach without the sandbags.
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Well today Mamitas was bad. Cleanest beach area is right here in front of Playa Maya. So crazy how much it changes day to day.
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Old 07-22-2015   #165 (permalink)
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Sargassum issue

I've been seeing some reference to the amount of sargassum this year. My question, Is this a time of year issue, or just a one off they are seeing down there? Looking to stay at ERC but i keep seeing these negative posts about the beach. Does this beach always have this issue? Any comments about the beach at ERC are appreciated...
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