According to forecasts derived from satellite monitoring of seaweed blooms, the beaches of Cancun and Mexican Caribbean destinations are free of sargassum during November and will be so in December.
While it is a low season, the beaches of this tourist center are free of the sargassum seaweed that for a long time was affecting productive activities in Tulum.
According to José Reyes, vice-minister of Marine Coastal Affairs of the Ministry of the Environment, the beaches of the eastern region of the Dominican Republic are recovering their splendor, since the sargassum is moving away from the beaches of the area.
For four years, the National Polytechnic Institute has been producing biodiesel from sargassum in its research centers, based on residual oils generated in hotel kitchens in Cancun, said Alicia Hernandez, a researcher at the university.
Eduardo Sanchez Anaya, president of the National Unit of Associations of Engineers (UNAI), revealed today that the four sargaceros boats that the navy has adapted only have an efficiency of 20% since most of this algae pass under the collecting bands.
"I had never seen a situation like this in the 21 years I've been here. It was a volume that our equipment could not handle," Cruz exclaimed during a tour of the area. For the first time, sargassum arrives in large quantities at Playa Santa in Guánica, Puerto Rico. Check out what is going on there.
In Quintana Roo, the municipality of Puerto Morelos remains the municipality with the highest incidence of sargassum on its beaches, as it remains the only one with the status of the high incidence of seaweed in the state, informed SEMAR.
Restaurant owners and affected businesses request the intervention of the authorities to support the cleanup of the coast. They point out that the authorities have lowered their guard.
In Playa del Carmen almost 19 thousand tons of seaweed have been collected this year. But little by little the arrival of sargassum has decreased.