Last updated on March 11, 2020
Mahahual, Q.R. — Volunteer workers have manually collected more than two tons of Sargasso seaweed from Mahahual beaches after an organized beach clean.
Personnel from las Secretarías de Salud were part of the team that removed the mass pileup of sargasso from the Costa Maya town of Mahahual. Volunteers from the mayor’s office were also on site to participate in the removal efforts.
Other volunteers includes those from hotels and restaurants as well as local residents who took to the beach for a day of cleaning. The sargasso-cleaning brigades removed beach seaweed in the coastal communities of Xcalak and Mahahual, a popular cruise ship port for the state of Quintana Roo.
More than 130 linear meters of beach that was covered by sargassum in Mahahual was cleared by hand and sent to disposal sites. Mahahual has been one of the beaches most affected by the arrival of sargasso, which had begun to impact tourist services in the town.