The coasts are clear after several months of excessive arrival of the seaweed.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Q. Roo.- The main beaches of the municipality of Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen) were cleared of sargasso after several months of excessive arrival of the seaweed that kept tourists away from the coastal stretches.
From south to north, the beaches without a considerable amount of sargasso were Caribe, Mamitas, Shangri-lá and Xcalacoco. According to workers at the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat) barely five tons were collected, when in weeks past sunrise to midday, more than 20 tons of sargasso were lifted on average.
Luis Antonio Morales Ocaña, head of the Department of Meteorology and Climatology of the Directorate of Civil Protection, explained that in recent hours there have been northeastern winds that have exclusively impacted the territory of the municipality of Solidaridad, a factor that is influencing the distancing of sargazo from the coasts of Playa del Carmen.
The Sargasso Monitoring Network, which collects information from several scientific sources and users of social networks, placed, after several months, the beaches of Solidaridad with a moderate arrival of sargasso, previously located in excessive and according to users, the coastal fronts of various hotels and accommodation centers that are mostly in the north and south of the municipality of Solidaridad, located in the Riviera Maya, dawned without sargasso on Tuesday June 11.
On Tuesday morning, Civil Protection lifeguards located on Caribe beach noticed that the sargasso stopped arriving on the coastal stretch in front of the Portal Maya. The lifeguards reported that after several days of empty beaches, yesterday beach goers started to flock in again after noticing the lack of sargasso, activating the local beach economy.
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