Hurricane Fiona has been creating havoc with its harmful winds and heavy rains throughout the Caribbean. This hurricane has additionally affected the pure water currents within the area, altering the route of the sargassum seaweed, benefitting Cancun.
As reported by the Mexican information web site Reportur, seashores within the Quintana Roo area—the place vacationer locations like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum are situated— have significantly much less sargassum in comparison with earlier weeks. The massive plenty of floating seaweed have been swept by the hurricane to the Gulf of Mexico, clearing up the ocean and its coast.
Near Cancun, within the coastal resort city Playa del Carmen, sargassum has reached a latest report of minimal presence of this brown seaweed. The Secretary of the Navy of Mexico (SEMAR, by its Spanish acronym) has been monitoring the area and knowledgeable that —a minimum of for the remainder of the month—low ranges of sargassum are anticipated.
The SEMAR stated: “Hurricane Fiona, category 1, will continue to cause changes in the structure of currents in the Caribbean Sea, so it is expected that the reduction in contributions of sargassum towards the Mexican Caribbean will continue, as well as a gradual decrease of its reach to the Mexican beaches.”
Despite the low ranges of sargassum on the gorgeous Caribbean coasts, vacationers ought to nonetheless stay cautious, particularly contemplating that hurricane season in Mexico has begun and can final till November.
Current Sargassum Levels
According to the knowledge shared by the portal Digital News QR, final week, 42,800 tons of sargassum arrived on the coasts within the Quintana Roo area, 48% much less in comparison with the primary week of September.
It has considerably decreased contemplating that this 12 months, native authorities introduced information of over 62,000 tons of sargassum per day. Finally, native authorities, employees, vacationers, and residents appear to be getting a break from the spectacular sargassum season seen this 2022.
Currently, the Oceanographic Institute of the Gulf and the Caribbean Sea has labeled the sargassum ranges as “moderate” within the Mexican Caribbean. The Sargassum Monitoring Network of Quintana Roo shared a report on the quantities of sargassum for the 80 hottest seashores on the area’s coast:
- Excessive: 10.
- Abundant: 5.
- Moderate: 10.
- Very Low: 50.
- No sargassum: 5.
The 10 seashores with extreme ranges of sargassum are situated on the east facet of Cozumel island. And all of the west facet of the identical island has very low ranges of brown smelly seaweed.
Three of the seashores in Cancun that haven’t any presence of sargassum seaweed are situated in Isla Mujeres: Punta Sur, Playa Centro, and Playa Norte— the most beautiful beach in Mexico. The different clear areas are Isla Contoy and seaside Chiquila.
The Battle Against Sargassum
Tourism has been threatened by the spectacular plenty of sargassum arriving on the Caribean coast in Mexico. Local authorities together with native corporations, resorts, resorts, and residents have been arduously working to take away the seaweed from the coast to permit vacationers to benefit from the seashores and scale back the disagreeable odor that the seaweed produces when it decomposes.
Due to the pure conduct of the sargassum and the influence of Hurricane Fiona, its presence has been decreased, and, with a purpose to management the seaweed, actions have additionally been taken. A new sargassum barrier has been recently installed in the water in Tulum’s National Park to forestall the seaweed to succeed in the shore and measures 2.4Km.
The barrier technique might be examined with decrease ranges of sargassum and, hopefully, will enable vacationers to benefit from the white sand and pristine waters of this prime vacation spot within the Quintana Roo area. The seaweed captured by the barrier might be collected by boats and later positioned in particular landfills for this goal.
More and extra seashores within the Mexican Caribbean are breaking free from sargassum, and prime seashores and locations in Cancun are at the moment extra satisfying.
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