Seaweed Alert: 5,000 Square Kilometers Of Sargassum Heading To Mexican Caribbean

Floating about 100 km east of the Guanaja and Roatan Islands, the Sargasso Monitoring Network of Quintana Roo has detected another massive amount of sargassum seaweed. The Mexican state on the Yucatan Peninsula is home to famous beaches such as the resort cities of Cancun and Cozumel and the boho-chic beach destination, Tulum. 

Due to the strong east-to-west flowing winds, the monitoring network is anticipating that this mass of 5,000 km2 (3,100 mi2) will hit the waters of the Mexican Caribbean in the coming weeks. They expect that the mass will arrive in waves hitting mainly in the Southern Zone of the State, in about two weeks.

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