Published On: Tue, May 9th, 2017

Heavy sargasso influx damages Playa del Carmen tourist industry

Share This
Tags

PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Carlos Gosselin Maurel, president of the Cancun Hotel Association (AHC), said that satellite monitoring by the University of Galveston, Texas, “is investigating” a huge seaweed detachment from the Sargasso Sea “that could be causing” the brutal influx of sargasso to the shores of Playa del Carmen.

At the beginning of the I Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit, which aims to disseminate, update and exchange knowledge about sustainability, solidarity and social responsibility in the sector, the hotel leader acknowledged that the situation is worrying.

Last weekend, the new Talofite accumulation began on the shores of Playa del Carmen, which, for the third consecutive year, are affected by the seaweed, a situation that also causes loss of tourism services and affects the image of beaches.

Sargasso accumulation on Playa del Carmen beach. (PHOTO: everythingplayadelcarmen.com)

Sargasso accumulation on Playa del Carmen beach. (PHOTO: everythingplayadelcarmen.com)



Dump trucks enter and leave full with the dead plant, while personnel from the Federal Maritime Ground Zone (Zofemat) and volunteers work to remove the vegetation, which weeks ago began to arrive in smaller amounts, but since the weekend has increased dramatically, he said.

“We have already met five secretaries: Finance (Juan Melquiades Vergara Fernández), Environment (Alfredo Arellano Guillermo), Sintra (Jorge Portilla Mánica), Tourism (Marisol Vanegas Pérez) and Secretary of Government (Xavier López Mena), with whom we saw the reactivation of the Beach Recovery Trust or how to efficiently operate the resources.”

Sargaso-Sea



One version says that “there is a very strong and important algae detachment, very large, in the Sargasso Sea — almost five thousand kilometers from the Mexican Caribbean — but until today we do not have it located, although satellite technology of the University of Galveston is being used,” he said.

“I have been traveling by sea, to see how the situation is and during the day I do not see important amounts. The arrival occurs at dawn, we do have sargasso, and the greatest affectation is now in Playa del Carmen, Punta Cancún (Hotel Zone), also in some points of Puerto Morelos and Tulum.”

Source: lajornadamaya.mx

Mexico Travel Care

footer-john-2


Comments

comments

Displaying 10 Comments
Have Your Say
  1. Kent says:

    I’ve been exploring for a bit for any high quality articles or blog posts on this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this site. Reading this information So i’m happy to convey that I’ve a very good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I most certainly will make sure to do not forget this site and give it a glance regularly.

    http://kyles.blogcu.com/tips-to-improve-your-knowledge-in-bulgaria-summer-holidays-a-t/23491429

  2. ig marketing says:

    You’re completely correct, I’d like to find out a lot more on that subject! I am also fascinated by best instagram followers app as I consider it’s very unique right now. Keep it up!

    http://LotsALikes.com

  3. funny quotes says:

    I constantly look over your posts thoroughly. I am likewise considering motivational thoughts, perhaps you could write about this occasionally. Cheers.

    http://drawerstitch28.wikidot.com/blog:1

  4. Kent says:

    This really answered my drawback, thanks!

    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/blogcomments/446588

  5. Jed says:

    Hey there would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re working with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you recommend a good hosting provider at a reasonable price? Thank you, I appreciate it!

    http://rachelg34.postbit.com/residential-pest-control-and-pest-control-service.html

  6. motivational quotes says:

    Hi there, what do you feel on the subject of encouraging quotes? Really neat topic, huh?

    http://www.sktk.pl/userinfo.php?uid=1360909

  7. useful site says:

    I really like what you people are up to. This type of smart work and exposure! Keep up the very good work guys, I have you on crazy pick up lines website.

    http://kw-ensdorf.science/story.php?id=74921

  8. Kasha says:

    Greetings from California! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to browse your website on my iphone during lunch break. I love the info you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, excellent blog!

    http://taylori49.mywapblog.com/management-consulting-firms-a-massive-pr.xhtml

  9. jewish painting says:

    This really is the appropriate blog for anyone who wants to find out about this subject. You understand so much its nearly hard to argue with you (not that I in fact would want…HaHa). You undoubtedly put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Fantastic stuff, just great!

    http://wallinside.com/post-60162986-contemporary-jewish-art-instant-media-post.html

  10. best seedbox says:

    368281 663859Keep in touch whilst functioning from your personal home office with out all of the hassle of purchasing or procurment costly office equipment. Debtors are allowed to apply with their a bad credit score background whenever. 423860

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>