Mexico | Cancun | 17th June 2021 | Virtual Wire
Quintana Roo and Cancún continue to battle the arrival of sargassum that as many as 22,250 tons of seaweed were floating over Mexican beaches heading the coast.
There are large accumulations of sargassum off the coast of Mahahual, Punta Herrero, and Cozumel, said the Ministry of the Navy, the person who is responsible for combating the arrival of the seaweed.
People looking for sargassum-free beaches should head to Isla Mujeres, a small island off the coast of Cancún.
Officials in the Mexican Caribbean have pulled out all the stops to prevent sargassum seaweed from impacting beachgoers in recent years.
According to the Journal of Travel Medicine, reported in Reuters, said that travelers should be aware that prolonged contact with the seaweed or inhaling the hydrogen sulfide gas it gives off as it decomposes on the beach, can cause heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, vertigo, headache and skin rashes.
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