Experts Forecast Less Sargassum This Summer for Mexico’s Top Beaches

Experts Forecast Less Sargassum This Summer for Mexico’s Top Beaches
Donald Wood

by Donald Wood
Last updated: 8:50 AM ET, Thu June 29, 2023

Officials in cities along the Mexican Caribbean revealed that distance, speed of travel and currents have resulted in experts forecasting a non-existent flow of sargassum seaweed this summer.

According to the Riviera Maya News, Director of the Quintana Roo Sargassum Monitoring Network, Esteban Jesus Amaro Mauricio, said Cancun, the Riviera Maya and other key travel destinations will be sargassum-free this summer vacation season.

Amaro Mauricio revealed that daily monitoring of the stinky seaweed showed a lack of arrival for the next three months, due to the distance, speed of travel and currents of the sargassum coming from Africa.

“From what we have been observing through the satellite it is very clean,” Amaro Mauricio told the Riviera Maya News. “There is almost no sargassum between Jamaica and the Yucatan Peninsula. As the sargassum continues to move north as it has been, we will have lean months, that is, we are not going to have a significant presence.”

Officials in cities along the Mexican Caribbean revealed that distance, speed of travel and currents have resulted in experts forecasting a non-existent flow of sargassum seaweed this summer.

While there will be small patches of the seaweed that make it to the beaches of Quintana Roo and the surrounding areas, officials say municipal workers are immediately removing it before it starts to stink.


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