The Secretary of the Navy (Semar) reports that a total of 3,240 tons of sargassum have been collected off the coast of Quintana Roo in the last 15 days, 28% of the 11,840 tons accumulated so far this year.
The large quantities reported by the Navy in the last two weeks correspond to the increase in the accumulation of algae floating on the high seas predicted by the University of Florida in its bulletin of April 30 this year. They also coincide with the massive emergence of sargassum on Cancun beaches such as El Mirador.
In the weekly report during the morning conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador,
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