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Landfall sargassum removed daily from Cancun beaches

Cancun, Q.R. — The ongoing arrival of sargassum has not put a damper on holiday visitors. Cancun beaches are overflowing with both residents and tourists for the Spring-Easter holidays.

Temperatures nearing 40 C along with cloudless days have encouraged thousands to hit the city’s beaches, regardless of the seaweed. Cancun mayor Ana Patricia Peralta de la Peña says that landfall seaweed is being removed on a daily basis.

She says in order to keep the beaches in optimal condition, sargassum clearing has been stepped up to meet the demands of beachgoers. She says the largest piles of sargassum are being removed by brigades.

The beaches of Cancun are being manually maintained by personnel from Public Services, the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat) and the Secretary of Tourism.

She reported that there are two sargassum boats and at least 10 people per beach from the city’s Public Services and Zofemat manually removing seaweed. People are being asked to help keep the city beaches clean by leaving with their garbage.

“If you come with your family, bring food in reusable containers and take your garbage with you to continue keeping the beaches clean to enjoy them for more generations.”