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Seabed anchors for anti-sargassum barriers being installed off coast of Tulum

Tulum, Q.R. — Seabed anchors to hold the anti-sargassum barriers in place are being installed off the coast of Tulum. The anchors are months late in their installation, which was also seen in other coastal areas around the state due to weeks of strong winds.

The winds have prevented Navy personnel from being able to install the anchors which hold the sargassum barriers in place. The lack of barriers has resulted in the seaweed making landfall. However, with the slight weather improvement, they have taken advantage of the decreased winds and begun installing the anchors.

The Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve reported that bad weather conditions were delaying the installation of these barriers in Tulum and other beaches in Quintana Roo. Now, however, local businesses have been informed that this week, the sargassum barriers will be installed along 3.5 kilometers of the Tulum National Park.

The securing of the seabed anchors began Monday, which will be followed by the installation of the anti-sargassum barriers. Last week, Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán gave a press conference warning about the “excessive” arrival of more than 32,000 tons of sargassum seen heading toward the Mexican Caribbean.