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Mexico to build seaweed barriers to protect beaches

 A Mexican environmental agency has said that is constructing barriers at sea just beyond its famed Riviera Maya beaches to decrease the huge amounts of seaweed washing up onshore.


PTI Last Updated at 10 Aug 2018, 02:08 IST Mexico

A Mexican environmental agency has said that is constructing barriers at sea just beyond its famed Riviera Maya beaches to decrease the huge amounts of seaweed washing up onshore.

Alfredo Arellano Guillermo, environment chief for Quintana Roo state, said yesterday he hopes to have the anti-sargassum structures in place by next week.

His agency said in a statement that the barriers don't pose any risk to marine fauna and commercial boats.

Since June 19, dump trucks have hauled off more than 4 million cubic feet of sargassum from Quintana Roo's beaches, including at the resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

Similar waves of floating seaweed have coated beaches throughout the Caribbean.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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