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Semar reports significant decrease in sargassum landfall along coast

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — With the end of stormy weather, many of the state’s beaches have seen a truce in the arrival of seaweed. The cease of strong winds and arrival of sunshine has allowed the Yucatan Peninsula a much needed breather.

A majority of the state’s beaches have been cleared of what did make landfall, while waters remain free of floating blooms. Most of the beaches between Cancun and Mahahual are enjoying a break from the overwhelming mounds of seaweed that plagued shores for several weeks.

Playa Coral in Cancun is one of the few with a report of seaweed, while other beaches such as El Niño, Puerto Juárez, Las Perlas, Langosta, Tortugas, Caracol, Punta Cancún, Chac Mool, Marlín, Whales, Delfines and Punta Nizuc have reports of very low arrivals.

Several Riviera Maya beaches, which were some of the hardest hit this year, are now nearly free arriving seaweed.

According to a statement released by the Secretary of the Navy, a decrease in sargassum landfall along the entire coastline from the vicinity of Xcalak, Mahahual, Sian Ka’ an, Tulum, Boca Paila, Puerto Aventuras, Playa del Carmen, Punta Nizuc, South of Cancun and east and south coast of Cozumel, is expected.

Until June 5, a mass bloom was headed toward the region, but now that it has passed, a significant decrease is anticipated.