The mexican Caribbean is preparing to be reopened to tourism in June, when its time waiting for the arrival of kelp on the beaches, a new contingency, in the midst of the crisis of the pandemic that is alert to the industry.
The algae began to arrive in large numbers to the beaches this month of may. According to data of the Citizen Observatory of the Kelp, the 133 beaches observed this week, 114 are kelp, that is to say, 85%.
In Cancun, the main tourist destination in the state, 18 of the 21 monitored beaches recorded the presence of the alga. The most affected are Playa Gaviota Azul, Playa Lagarto, and Playa Chac Mool. A few days ago, the Observatory warned of the increase in the accumulation of kelp at the coast of the Riviera Cancun and Akumal, published by Sipse.
Playa Gaviota Azul, he warned, be accumulated for two weeks in a state of putrefaction without being removed; while in Playa el Recodo, in Solidarity (Playa del Carmen), it was reported that the problem is disregarded due to the confinement. For his part, the Secretary of the Navy assured that they have the equipment ready to cope with sargassum rafts in Quintana Roo.
As published REPORTUR.mx, the beaches of Cancun have received the first arrivals of kelp at the beginning of the month of may (Cancun: the kelp returns to threaten the beaches in the middle of a crisis).