Mexico Adding Seaweed Barriers To Another Popular Tourist Hotspot In The Caribbean

To continue the fight against the invasive algae, the government of Quintana Roo has erected barriers against Sargassum in the municipality of Tulum.

According to Governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquin, 600 meters of barriers have already been installed off the coast of Tulum and another 1,700 meters will be added over the next eight to ten days.

The first of eight amphibious bands designed to stop the seaweed has been purchased and installed by the Secretary of the Navy. 

The barriers will be erected in areas where sargassum builds up, and the structures will be used for quick collection.

Two of the authorized amphibious bands, according to Joaquin

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