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It’s official: Mexico still faces seaweed invasion

Caribbean swamped by seaweed that smells like rotten eggs

At least 220 million cubic meters of Sargasso arrived at Mexico’s Caribbean coast in 2018, according to researcher Brigitta Van Tussenbroek with the Caribbean Seagrass Lab of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Caribbean to cope with extreme weather

Caribbean to cope with extreme weather

The Caribbean and its 44 million people could be facing their biggest crisis to date as extreme weather delivers a double whammy to tourism and the region’s ability to feed itself. There and elsewhere across the Caribbean, as tourism-dependent island nations cope with record-breaking storms and rising sea levels blamed ...

Mexican Caribbean announces new regulations to protect whale sharks

Mexican Caribbean announces new regulations to protect whale sharks

Mexico’s Natural Commission of Natural Protected Areas has launched a set of innovative new policies aimed at safeguarding endangered whale sharks. Launched in advance of Whale Shark Day (August 30), the new government regulations are also aimed at preserving the magical appeal that attracts visitors each year to swim with ...

Turtle reproduction cycle is affected by the arrival of sargassum: Expert

Turtle reproduction cycle is affected by the arrival of sargassum: Expert

The specialist warned that regardless of the effects on the tourism sector, the arrival of sargassum to the coasts of the peninsula would affect the reproduction of sea turtles that migrate to these Mexican beaches to nest, because they cannot cross the sargasso barrier to spawn in the sand. “And ...

Mexico’s top Caribbean beaches hit by seaweed infestation

Mexico's top Caribbean beaches hit by seaweed infestation

An infestation of a seaweed-like algae along some of Mexico’s most visited Caribbean beaches has pitted the local community against the president, who has described the problem as a “minor issue”. In a long-running issue attributed by many researchers to climate change, sargassum has covered the popular white sandbanks, turning ...

It’s official: Royal Caribbean to add ports ‘all over the world’

It's official: Royal Caribbean to add ports ‘all over the world’

Royal Caribbean is raising its stakes in port development, aiming to create a lighter footprint on the communities it visits. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Mexico’s ITM Group announced that they’ll be teaming up as 50-50 owners on a new destination company, Holistica. Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal ...