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Old 07-29-2015   #211 (permalink)
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A friend just emailed some photos of Isla Mujeres today and there is no sargassum on the beaches
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One of my reliable sources, ***********, just emailed me the following article:

"Gov't to remove seaweed from long stretch of beaches in southeast Mexico
MEXICO BEACHES | 29 de Julio de 2015
A worker removes seaweed from a beach in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. EFE/File
Mexico City, Jul 29 (EFE).- The large masses of seaweed along a 180-kilometer (111-mile) stretch of Caribbean beaches in the southeastern state of Quintana Roo will be removed, the Mexican Environment Secretariat said.
The clean-up will focus on the nine areas most visited by tourists in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, the Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Tulum, Akumal, Holbox and Mahahual, the secretariat said in a statement.
A team of scientists from several government agencies will monitor the beaches from both the air and on land to contain the big clumps of seaweed that have been washing ashore.
Tourism Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu, Environment Secretary Juan Jose Guerra and Quintana Roo Gov. Roberto Borge agreed to the clean-up at a meeting this week.
The unusual arrival of big masses of seaweed on Caribbean beaches may be caused by higher nutrient levels in the ocean, climate change and changing weather patterns, scientists said."


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Thanks for sharing the article Al. One question I have which the article doesn't answer is when they are monitoring the sargassum from the air and spot these big clumps, what they plan to do to remove it..I watched workers bust their tails off and on all day today on the loco gringo webcam and there are still mounds and mounds of the seaweed on the shore. What a lousy day at the office that has to be...especially in that heat.
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Thanks for sharing the article Al. One question I have which the article doesn't answer is when they are monitoring the sargassum from the air and spot these big clumps, what they plan to do to remove it..I watched workers bust their tails off and on all day today on the loco gringo webcam and there are still mounds and mounds of the seaweed on the shore. What a lousy day at the office that has to be...especially in that heat.
Yes I see that too and wonder if they can deal with this mess..very frustrating for everyone I'm sure..
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Thanks for sharing the article Al. One question I have which the article doesn't answer is when they are monitoring the sargassum from the air and spot these big clumps, what they plan to do to remove it..I watched workers bust their tails off and on all day today on the loco gringo webcam and there are still mounds and mounds of the seaweed on the shore. What a lousy day at the office that has to be...especially in that heat.
Continue to remove it when it hits the beach.
I do not think that anyone has come up with a way to remove it while still in the ocean.......yet.
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The wife and I were in town until Tuesday. While waiting for our bus (Ado) we saw huge amounts of people by the ferry with bags and rakes. I am assuming this is part of the pick up crew? We thought it was towns people helping out the cause.
Regardless of that it really is sad and in my opinion the only thing that can make a big big difference is mother nature herself. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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The wife and I were in town until Tuesday. While waiting for our bus (Ado) we saw huge amounts of people by the ferry with bags and rakes. I am assuming this is part of the pick up crew? We thought it was towns people helping out the cause.
Regardless of that it really is sad and in my opinion the only thing that can make a big big difference is mother nature herself. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Mother Nature is the only thing that will stop this problem completely. However, the workers are doing a great service. When you see the areas of the beach that have been left alone compared to the areas that are being worked, there is a huge difference.

The weeds just keep coming, that's what gives the impression the work is ineffective. But when you see the black sledge and smell rotten stench of the areas that are left to decompose "naturally", you really appreciate the work people are doing to clean up.
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Mother Nature is the only thing that will stop this problem completely. However, the workers are doing a great service. When you see the areas of the beach that have been left alone compared to the areas that are being worked, there is a huge difference.

The weeds just keep coming, that's what gives the impression the work is ineffective. But when you see the black sledge and smell rotten stench of the areas that are left to decompose "naturally", you really appreciate the work people are doing to clean up.
Agreed.
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A friend just emailed some photos of Isla Mujeres today and there is no sargassum on the beaches
can't wait for my first trip to Isla over Thanksgiving week!!
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can't wait for my first trip to Isla over Thanksgiving week!!
I am headed back to Isla Holbox on Monday for a few days. Both Isla Holbox and Isla Mujeres are great places to visit. But Holbox might be a little too laid back for you
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I am headed back to Isla Holbox on Monday for a few days. Both Isla Holbox and Isla Mujeres are great places to visit. But Holbox might be a little too laid back for you
yes, i agree, Al!!

looking forward to a slower pace though in Isla.
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I am headed back to Isla Holbox on Monday for a few days. Both Isla Holbox and Isla Mujeres are great places to visit. But Holbox might be a little too laid back for you
Hey Al, maybe we could take a little trip to Isla Holbox in January? Never been and would love to go.
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can't wait for my first trip to Isla over Thanksgiving week!!
Girl, I cannot believe that you have never been. You will love it. Where will you be staying?
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what is eventually happens to all the sargassum removed from the beaches
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