Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — While the presence of sargassum has decreased a lot along the state’s coast, Isla Mujeres remains one area that is nearly seaweed free. The Secretaría de Marina (Semar) has released an aerial image of the island showing that it remains virtually nil of sargassum.
In an infographic, Semar pointed out that Isla Mujeres reports a low presence of algae on its seven beaches, being the only municipality with such a status.
Semar says that Puerto Morelos continues with a moderate to low presence on its four beaches, while Cancun has moderate amounts of sargassum along the eight beaches in its jurisdiction.
Playa del Carmen and Cozumel, in turn, have a moderate presence of sargassum on their eight and seven beaches, respectively, while Tulum and Othón P. Blanco (Chetumal) have the status of between a high to moderate accumulation of algae in their five and two beaches, respectively.