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Scientists warn some types of sargassum could impact on human health

Large amounts of sargassum are now washing a shore in locations previously relatively untouched by the algae, such as the theme...

Scientists warn of a potential environmental disaster on Yucatán beaches

Record-breaking amounts of sargassum could soon reach the Peninsula, scientists said at a Mérida conference. 

Sargassum and the Sahara dust phenomenon — are they connected?

A look at where the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) was moving across the Atlantic Ocean toward the southern United States on...

New wave of sargassum hits Quintana Roo with a vengeance

The most affected areas include beaches on the state’s southern coast, but large patches of seaweed have extended all the way north to the tourist mecca of Cancun.

Quintana Roo enlists the Navy in the fight against sargassum

Mexico’s navy has removed over 10,000 tons of sargassum from the coastline of Quintana Roo. The unsightly seaweed was cleared from beaches in seven municipalities across the state.

Is river pollution to blame for the explosion of sargassum growth?

An attempt to contain sargasso in Mexico has some success. Photo: Courtesy Reaserchers point to pollution from rivers...

Sargassum returns: Unsightly algae returns to the Riviera Maya

Sargassum on Cancún beaches in 2019. Photo: File Beachgoers in Quintana Roo have begun to notice the return...

Less sargassum is forecast for Mexico’s beaches in 2020

Residents remove sargassum in Puerto Morelos in May 2019. Photo: Getty The Yucatan Peninsula and other Caribbean coastal...

Cold front, sargassum drive tourists away from the beach

The relative chill that has affected Yucatan since Wednesday has affected tourist-centered businesseses on the coast.

Sargassum tides hit Progreso just as cruise ship tourists approach

Progreso's main beach was attacked by sargassum just as a cruise ship rolled in. Photo: Diario Progreso, Yucatan...

12 Caribbean nations huddle in Mexico over sargassum woes

A worker cleans a beach in Tulum, Mexico, on June 15. Photo: Getty Twelve Caribbean nations whose beaches...

Lopez Obrador plays down sargassum problem, calling it a ‘minor issue’

Newlyweds go ahead with a photoshoot on the beach despite the sand being covered with sargassum. Photo: Facebook

Sargassum tide 4 times the size of Merida headed to Yucatan’s...

A tide of sargassum is expected to foul 120 kilometers of beach from Dzilam Bravo to Sisal on Yucatan's Gulf Coast today.