April 6, 2024
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Tulum’s beaches experience low seaweed levels thanks to cold front

Most of the beaches in Quintana Roo are currently experiencing a moderate to low level of seaweed, according to Esteban Jesús Amaro Mauricio, director of the state’s Seaweed Monitoring Network.

He explained that this situation is due to the 49th cold front of the season. The daily report shows that for several days now, there have been relatively few beaches with abundant or very abundant presence of seaweed.

Amaro Mauricio said that practically only the beaches in the northeastern part of Cozumel Island, such as Punta Molas and El Castillo, have a very abundant amount of seaweed.

From there, it has concentrated a bit in the Puerto Morelos area, especially to the north, up to Bahía Petempich, where considerable amounts of seaweed can also be seen washing up on the beaches.

Tulum's beaches experience low seaweed levels thanks to cold front

He indicated that the beaches in Solidaridad are almost all in the green or yellow category, such as Punta Esmeralda, Constituyentes, El Recodo, Fundadores and the area around Playacar, where there is moderate seaweed.

He specified that in Tulum, almost all coastal areas are in the green category, with only Xcacel-Xcacelito, the archaeological zone, and Punta Piedra having minimal presence of the seaweed. He also noted that the beaches in the National Park have minimal presence of the marine fern.

He detailed that Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Isla Contoy, and Holbox have a very low amount of seaweed.

Tulum's beaches experience low seaweed levels thanks to cold front

He explained that out of the beaches they monitor, 71 have very little or practically no seaweed, 22 have a moderate level, four have an abundant level, and three have a very abundant presence of the seaweed.

The interviewee acknowledged that this meteorological effect has helped to clear the beaches in recent days, but he also highlighted the participation of personnel from the Zofemat departments in cleaning the state’s coastal areas.


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