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Old 05-03-2017   #16 (permalink)
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is there any improvement we are there in 4 weeks and hopefully it will have cleared some bit as were there in 2015 and it was awful
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Old 05-03-2017   #17 (permalink)
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ay yi yi!!

Sacan 50 toneladas de sargazo de la playa
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Old 05-03-2017   #18 (permalink)
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Texas A&M has this website that tracks sargassum http://seas-forecast.com/page%20forecast/Yucatan.jpg

They predicted the big mat that washed ashore this week (back on April 29th). It's not Day to Day current but better than nothing.

It looks like 2015 down there right now
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We have been coming to Playa for over 13 years now and have never experienced the amount of seaweed that is on the beaches now. All up and down the beach, it doesn't matter where you go. Today the only area that seemed to not be too affected was Mamitas. It amazes and astounds me that the city of Playa does not take this situation seriously enough to have the machinery in place to remove the seaweed on a daily basis. People from all over the world come here for the beautiful beaches and, if I were a first time visitor, I would be shocked and disappointed at what we have to deal with daily. Not a pretty picture. I love Playa and will continue to visit numerous times during the year, but I cannot understand the City not addressing this issue immediately. Having people rake and shovel tons of seaweed is not the answer. Maybe someone else can enlightened me and others as to why the city seems to ignore this situation. Tourism is what keeps this city going and if people stop travelling here because of this, everyone loses.
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Old 05-04-2017   #20 (permalink)
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We were all over the Caribbean in 2015. It was everywhere and we are beach people. Every trip we plan on doing other things besides lay on the beach, but it becomes, "Let's do that tomorrow".

I gotta say, it got us out of our lounge chairs and on the road. We saw and did things we wouldn't normally do. Not that I'd ask for that again, but we are back in Playa at the end of the month. I might actually get to swim in a Cenote after 25+ years!
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. I love Playa and will continue to visit numerous times during the year, but I cannot understand the City not addressing this issue immediately. Having people rake and shovel tons of seaweed is not the answer. Maybe someone else can enlightened me and others as to why the city seems to ignore this situation.
Maybe you have some suggestions?
From what I have read, yes, having people rake and shovel the seaweed is environmentally the best way to do this.
We are talking about 50? 100? tons of seaweed that continually seems to wash ashore during the day at times. The problem is not localized to Playa. Maybe you have a place to haul and dump it also?
All that I can say to you is
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We have been coming to Playa for over 13 years now and have never experienced the amount of seaweed that is on the beaches now. All up and down the beach, it doesn't matter where you go. Today the only area that seemed to not be too affected was Mamitas. It amazes and astounds me that the city of Playa does not take this situation seriously enough to have the machinery in place to remove the seaweed on a daily basis. People from all over the world come here for the beautiful beaches and, if I were a first time visitor, I would be shocked and disappointed at what we have to deal with daily. Not a pretty picture. I love Playa and will continue to visit numerous times during the year, but I cannot understand the City not addressing this issue immediately. Having people rake and shovel tons of seaweed is not the answer. Maybe someone else can enlightened me and others as to why the city seems to ignore this situation. Tourism is what keeps this city going and if people stop travelling here because of this, everyone loses.
Nature will always win out in the long run.Myself,I would never stress out over seaweed.
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Old 05-06-2017   #23 (permalink)
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And just like that.....the beaches are clear and beautiful again....how does that happen so fast....?????
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And just like that.....the beaches are clear and beautiful again....how does that happen so fast....?????
The hundred or so workers with rakes and shovels but mostly by Mother Nature with the help of the winds and the tides.
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Not in Playa, but elsewhere in the region, I've watched as workers labored every single day shoveling up this sea weed and dispose of it. Heartbreaking. It depressed me.

Demeaning comes to mind.

I don't give a rats ass for those that suggest "they're being paid to do it".

There's also dignity, and there's NONE in this endless task, working against Mother Nature.

Remember Cool Hand Luke? Dig up that hole, now fill it, now dig up that hole, how fill it. That's how you break a persons spirit.

F'ing gringos need to get past the sargassum, step their prissy little ootsies right over the stuff and get into the ocean. Oh wait, they don't even swim in the ocean!!!
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Nonsense.
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Nonsense.
Agreed.

There's dignity in ANY job, as I've told my kids repeatedly.

Frame of reference? The job at Burger King, the job delivering fast food to their drunken university buddies, the job calling random people doing opinion polls, ect. ect.

IT'S A JOB.
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Agreed.

There's dignity in ANY job, as I've told my kids repeatedly.

Frame of reference? The job at Burger King, the job delivering fast food to their drunken university buddies, the job calling random people doing opinion polls, ect. ect.

IT'S A JOB.
Agreed. I begged my ex husband to just..."get a job at McDonald's...help me out." He said he'd rather die. Glad he's not my husband anymore.
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There is no disgrace in doing any job and doing it well. There is always a sense of pride and dignity.
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There are a lot worse jobs than working on a tropical beach with topless women everywhere.
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