Sargassum seaweed has been growing organically in the water for centuries. It only appeared on the coasts less than a decade ago, with global warming and the destruction of coral reefs being two of the main causes, according to experts.
The situation is now so serious that some beaches are on high alert and denying beachgoers access. This is the case at Fundadores beach, Recodo beach or Coco Beach, where the sargassum is spreading massively.
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Recent Video from Playa del Carmen (Credit: Jeremiah Rygh) Recent Video from Playa del Carmen (Credit: Jeremiah Rygh)
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