Sargassum seaweeds heavy metals – arsenic and cadmium

Exposure to emissions from Sargassum seaweed washed up on the shore: ANSES reiterates its recommendations and adds to them News of 24/04/2017 In 2015 ANSES was asked to conduct an expert assessment on gaseous fumes emitted by decaying Sargassum seaweed. In March 2016, the Agency recommended implementing measures to protect the general public and workers … Continue reading Sargassum seaweeds heavy metals – arsenic and cadmium

Sargassum Meeting

Sargassum Meeting Jun 10, 2017 | Posted by Ian MacKenzie | beach life The sargassum is back in beaches across the Caribbean / Photos: Ian MacKenzie Dr. Briggita Van Tuessenbroek sat down with a group of local media and explained what is happening with sargassum in the Riviera Maya   Dr. Brigitta Van Tuessenbroek Visitors … Continue reading Sargassum Meeting

The Playa Times Meets Denis Jimenez and The Ocean Cleaner-part 2

The Sargaboat May 3, 2017 | Posted by Andrés Medoza Del Valle III | CANCUN Florida Atlantic University Research Professor, Brian Lapointe / Photos: oceancleaner.org Meet the creators of the innovative boat that will tackle the seaweed problem of the Riviera Maya In a previous edition of The Playa Times, I introduced you to Denis … Continue reading The Playa Times Meets Denis Jimenez and The Ocean Cleaner-part 2

The Playa Times Meets Denis Jimenez and The Ocean Cleaner-part 1

The Playa Times Meets Denis Jimenez and The Ocean Cleaner Apr 5, 2017 | Posted by Andrés Medoza Del Valle III | CANCUN Denis and Christine Jimenez created the website theoceancleaner.org / Photos: theoceancleaner.org   Did you know that 8,000,000 tons of waste end up in the sea every year? Denis has a plan to do … Continue reading The Playa Times Meets Denis Jimenez and The Ocean Cleaner-part 1

An Ocean of Plastic

The world’s waste has formed a vast floating garbage dump that’s twice the size of Texas, and it’s working its way up the food chain – BY KITT DOUCETTE | October 29, 2009 – Welcome to the future,” says Capt. Charles Moore, the commander of a 25-ton research vessel called Alguita. He’s standing in Kewalo … Continue reading An Ocean of Plastic