Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

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Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby My_Sir » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:14 pm

Wife and I will be there in 10 days. How is the beach looking these days ?
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Re: Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby marklu » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:33 pm

Just retuened from DRM on Friday and it was present but not overwhelming.
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Re: Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby My_Sir » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:10 pm

marklu wrote:Just retuened from DRM on Friday and it was present but not overwhelming.


Awesome ! thanks for the response.
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Re: Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby Skulls » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:56 pm

My_Sir wrote:Wife and I will be there in 10 days. How is the beach looking these days ?


Just arrived and it's pretty bad. We came in April and it is worse now than it was in April.
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Re: Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby gaviao » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:28 pm

It's hard to say, but Cancun and Riviera Maya beaches are in the worst conditions I've ever seen in 44 years. Sargassum invassion is the highest in the last 3 years, when problems started. Be prepared for having all your activities at pool and jacuzzi.
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Re: Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby twosome » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:09 am

We will be arriving in a few weeks. Has the condition of the beach improved?
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Re: Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby vabells » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:29 pm

pretty bad june18-24, could'nt get in water,last year same time none at all.
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Re: Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby wetintally » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:42 pm

Some of you may find this useful http://seas-forecast.com/#
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Re: Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby JandH » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:03 am

Judging from the Akumal webcam, it looks scary bad. Good thing that there's plenty of room at the pool for everyone.
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Re: Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby tikihutguy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:29 am

Unfortunately this seems to be becoming the norm. National news this morning showing Florida beaches with worst problem ever. Problem is apparently throughout the Caribbean :(
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Re: Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby MachineWorks » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:39 am

I love the beach and the ocean, but between June 28th and July 2nd, we never got in b/c the grass was thick.

Hope it clears out for everyone else. If not, the pool area was more than adequate!
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Re: Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby tikihutguy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:49 pm

Anyone have a clue as to whether or not this is seasonal??? Or is this just general global warming :?:
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Re: Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby TandD » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:41 am

It's more than a seasonal thing and Climate Change is the leading suspect.

You can certainly get more details on the web but in general, there is/has always been a giant sargasso "sea" out in the Atlantic. It normally stays there due to "normal" currents and weather. Something has changed and parts/more of it are breaking off and heading into the Caribbean, washing up on beaches.

That's my understanding anyway...
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Re: Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby Tree_Frogs » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:05 pm

Another bit of information some may find interesting is Desire (RM, not sure about Pearl) is not permitted to use tractors or quads to clean the beach. We’ve seen them on other beaches in Cancun and inquired as to why they don’t use them at RM. With tractors you could keep the beach clean of Saragossa all day long if you wanted. Renee explained the government will not allow them on RM’s beach as Sea Turtles use the beach to nest. So raking by hand and garbage bags is their only option.
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Re: Beach and Saragossa Grass ?

Postby MachineWorks » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:16 pm

Tree_Frogs wrote:Another bit of information some may find interesting is Desire (RM, not sure about Pearl) is not permitted to use tractors or quads to clean the beach. We’ve seen them on other beaches in Cancun and inquired as to why they don’t use them at RM. With tractors you could keep the beach clean of Saragossa all day long if you wanted. Renee explained the government will not allow them on RM’s beach as Sea Turtles use the beach to nest. So raking by hand and garbage bags is their only option.


We wondered why they were doing everything by hand. We were up early every day, and would walk the beach. They also had an area blocked off where a nest was buried. We hoped they would hatch while we were there, but no such luck.

But the hand raking looked like a very tedious and un-ending job.
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