Cancun Beaches Now Free of Annual Seaweed Problem

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There aren’t really “bad” seasons to visit Cancun, but if there’s one part of the year that can be described as a nuisance, it’s Sargassum season. Sargassum is a seaweed, and it tends to wash up on the beaches of a popular holiday destination in Mexico every year.


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Well, now, everyone can stand up and exhale.

Sargassum’s season is over, according to the Cancun Sun

It is an annual edition of the city of Cancun and the beaches of Quintana Roo. According to Wikipedia, “Many species are distributed throughout the temperate and tropical oceans of the world, generally inhabiting shallow waters and coral reefs, and the genus is widely known for its planktonic (free-floating) species.”

The Cancun Sun was a more understandable description, noting that the seaweed can sometimes be so prevalent that some tourists avoid coming to the area at the height of the Sargassum season from April, getting heavier in the hotter months of July and August, and then dissipating in September.

Brown seagrass, Sun said, “forms miles of sea in the mid-Atlantic. As it grows, it tangles and tangles with itself, creating massive island-like structures that float along sea currents.”

And now, it’s gone!