Another Blog Reader Comes to Mahahual

Mahahual malecon.

Mahahual malecon.

I am still very surprised at how popular this blog has become. When I first started it, I had no idea of the impact a blog can have on a place like Mahahual. More and more I have people coming up to me and telling me they read my blog here.

Last night was a good example. It was getting dark and I was sitting there, it had been a slow day, only some Europeans and a couple of Americans on the beach all day. It is slow now because it is at the end of high season and no cruise ship in town this week, one next week. I was bored and I was about to go upstairs and call it a night and watch some TV, or read some.

I looked up and saw this guy walk by in a Harley-Davidson t-shirt and he kind of looked over and kept walking, and kind of stopped and looked over his shoulder. He had grey hair and a beard, and I knew he was an American. He stopped at the corner of the malecon, and looked down and looked like he was checking something on his phone. I figured he was lost or looking for an ATM machine or something.

So I got up and went over and asked him if he was looking for anything, and asked him if he was from the USA. He said he was from New Mexico, and had just got into town. I asked him what brought him to Mahahual, and he looked me and said, “You”. He told me he had been reading my blog for 2 or 3 years now, and decided to come check Mahahual out. He said he has been going to Isla Mujeres for the last 10 years. He said Isla now is full of tourists and he wants to live somewhere more quiet and off the beaten path.

He even had my photo on his phone from one the blogs I had written, and he knew I lived above the Tropicante so he was trying to find me. He even asked about things I had written on the blog, he knew all the stories I have written about port and here. He even asked me what happened to the pretty woman he used to see photos of on the blog. I told him she is off trying to find a husband and have some babies. (I get that question a lot, where is the woman in the Captain Huacho blog, what is she doing now, sometimes I think they look me up hoping to see if she is around)

He told me he had five or six more years until retirement, and then he was leaving the USA, and settling and retiring somewhere in Mexico. He came to look at Mahahual because he had read about it on my blog. We sat down at the Tropicante and had a few beers, and he had some cerviche and we talked about Mexico and Mahahual.

He, like a lot of other people our age is looking to retire and find his own paradise. He said that used to be Isla Mujeres, but all that is changed. He told me how it was there 10 years ago, and Mahahual reminds him of how Isla was back then. There is a certain kind of expat, me for one, who likes to live in the out of the way places, and not surrounded by tourists all day and night. I told him that is what I like about Mahahual, cruise ships leave at 4 or 5pm each day and Mahahual becomes a quaint and tranquil place again.

I had nothing to do, so I offered to show him around the malecon and the night life on a Friday night here. He met Steve and Maggie and everybody from the Tropicante. After the Tropicante closed, I decided to take him up the malecon to the Ibiza Sunset to show him the place, and meet Karla and Jackie. He is staying at the El Holito at the end of the malecon, so I was showing him some places on the malecon and different places to eat or drink.

We had a couple of beers and talked to the girls at Ibiza Sunset, trust me they are quite entertaing. What I like to do when people come to Mahahual to visit me, or look around, I always take them around to meet some of the locals to get different feedback from other people about Mahahual, not just my opinion or insight.

As we were sitting there at the swing bar, right on the beach, he turned to me and said, “I could live here”. I said I know, now you know why I am here.

Well after leaving Ibiza we left and walked back up the malecon to the Blue Kay, they were having karoake there that night. I thought he might enjoy seeing Mexican karoake, to end the night. We watched karaoke there for an hour or so. It was getting late and he had been up since 3am traveling so he wanted to go to his room and get some sleep.

It was about 1am and we walked back down the malecon by ourselves to his hotel, and he was surprised how safe and quiet it was here at night. I am never afraid walking around by myself at night I told him. He went to his hotel and we said goodnight. I am supposed to meet up with him and show him the beaches and the town today. He also wants to ask about maybe retiring here in the next 4 or 5 years, and what are the costs, etc. I told him no problem, trust me I have nothing to do this weekend, everybody is in Chetumal at a wedding, and I got nothing but time this weekend.

This is just an example of one blog reader that has looked me up in Mahahual, and I got a feeling there is going to be many more.

Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

Why Is Mexico Such A Popular Retirement Destination?

I found this article from the huffingtonpost.com, and I thought I would share today. It goes into detail why Mexico is becoming such a popular retirement destination for USA and Canadian expats. There are expecting a big increase in retirees here in Quintana Roo in the next ten years.
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Why Is Mexico Such A Popular Retirement Destination?
Posted: 04/24/2015 7:39 am EDT

If you’ve ever been to Mexico, you’ve probably visited some of its beautiful beaches.

But there’s a lot more to Mexico than beaches, and if you’ve never been there or if you are afraid to visit for one reason or another, you are missing out.

Mexico is one of the biggest and most diverse countries around. There really is something for everyone … lovely, temperate-climate mountain towns, a vibrant Renaissance-like capital city, rainforests and farmlands and yes, those absolutely gorgeous beaches.

Today’s Mexico is not only amazingly diverse and exotic, it’s also far safer than the media would have you believe. And we won’t belabor this point because there is simply no way to convince the naysayers.

The truth is that there are plenty of us who love Mexico. It’s a top destination for U.S. and Canadian tourists. Lots of international conferences are held in its many welcoming cities and resort towns.

Mexico has also been a top expat destination for more than 60 years. We’ve lived here ourselves over the years, in the Lake Chapala, San Miguel de Allende, and Mérida.

Today, more U.S. and Canadian expats live in Mexico than anyplace else in the world — as many as a million of them, it’s said. There are many reasons for that, including the vibrant culture, an affordable cost of living and excellent healthcare.

Expats in Mexico know that this country is an easy place to live. The climate is great, it’s close to home (you can easily drive to Mexico from the U.S. and Canada) and it is, simply, convenient. You can get fast Internet and see first-run films in modern cineplexes — in English. You can shop at big-box stores and eat at chain restaurants like Chili’s, Applebee’s, Burger King, and McDonald’s if you want to.

But with Mexico’s culinary reputation, it’s doubtful you’ll care much about chain restaurants when you live in Mexico, where you’ll find some of the world’s tastiest and most exotic foods. Chiles, chocolate, vanilla — all these and more come from Mexico. And you’ll find regional cuisines here as varied as the country itself…

Some of the Most Popular Destinations in Mexico for Expat Living

Close to the U.S. border, you’ll find many Arizona residents own holiday and retirement homes in the Sea of Cortez seaside town of Puerto Peñasco, also known as Rocky Point.

Baja Norte from Tijuana to Ensenada is also very popular. And with new border crossing lanes recently opened at the San Ysidro crossing, getting back and forth to San Diego is now faster and easier than ever before. It’s so easy, in fact, that some expats in this area commute daily, working in the U.S. and living in Mexico.

Further south, in Baja Sur, popular destinations include the popular Los Cabos area and the resort town of Cabo San Lucas, as well as La Paz, Todos Santos, Loreto, and more.

Lake Chapala, in central Mexico, is often called the world’s largest foreign retirement community, with up to 16,000 or more U.S. and Canadian retirees in residence, depending on the season.

The large expat community means you’ll have a built-in support network as well as access to all the familiar products and brands from home. The 30-mile long freshwater lake is the largest in Mexico and provides cool breezes for this area, considered by many to have the best weather in the world. Being just an hour south of Mexico’s second-largest city of Guadalajara, internationally known for its teaching hospitals, you can also count on world-class healthcare.

Another popular expat destination, San Miguel de Allende is a 500-year-old town of about 140,000 people that sits at an elevation of about 6,000 feet in the Sierra Madre mountains right in the center of Mexico.

Its latitude gives it the perfect climate … never too hot, never too cold. No heat or air conditioning needed. San Miguel was recently designated as a World Heritage city and Conde Nast recently named it the world’s #1 most livable city. It’s not hard to understand why. Perfect weather, beauty on every corner, and it’s a town that thrives on culture. Art, theater, music, gourmet food, and more … you’ll find it here, as well as a large expat community of as many as 10,000.

About 90 minutes from San Miguel de Allende is the city of Guanajuato, also a World Heritage city and the capital of the state by the same name.

Guanajuato is a university town and has a fun, youthful feel to it. It’s known for its cultural activities. Every fall, the International Cervantino Festival is held here and brings performers from around the world. But you can find an abundance of art, theater, live music and more in Guanajuato any day of the week. Still, this city remains largely undiscovered by expats — only about a thousand or so call Guanajuato home.

Mérida, where we lived for four years, is one of our favorite cities in Mexico.

It’s a major city of almost a million people, the capital of Mexico’s Yucatan state, and is often referred to as the safest city in Mexico. It offers a lively local culture, an interesting and friendly expat community, and plenty of local amenities such as shopping, restaurants, health clinics, and hospitals. The Yucatecan architecture is French, Spanish and Caribbean-influenced, unique and inviting…

If you’re looking for convenience, and a quality lifestyle, gorgeous Puerto Vallarta, on the Pacific Coast and the huge Bay of Banderas, is your place. You’ll find everything you might want here, including direct flight connections to many destinations in the U.S. and Canada.

And if you’re not a fan of big cities, head north to small idyllic beach towns like Sayulita, where the laid-back lifestyle can’t be beat. You’ll find a good number of foreign residents all along this coast, called the Costa Nayarit.

The Riviera Maya, on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast, is very popular — and the beaches are among the most beautiful in the world.

Cancun is a huge tourist destination. And, increasingly, so are Playa del Carmen and Tulum. But plenty of expats live on the Riviera Maya full-time. Cancun and Playa del Carmen, especially, offer shopping, cinemas, major hospitals, and other amenities. And Cancun has the international airport — every airline flies to Cancun.

The truth is that Mexico offers an endless number of places where you might want to live, and we’ve only scratched the surface here. If you’re looking for an overseas retirement destination that’s conveniently close to home, and that offers a high quality of life, a rich culture, and a relaxed atmosphere … put Mexico on your list.

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Full moon rising on the Caribbean.

Full moon rising on the Caribbean.

I know Mahahual is not mentioned in this article because it is too small, but Mahahual has much of the same appeal as any other place in Mexico to retire. Beautiful beaches, nice people, low cost of living, and now the USA dollar is very strong here. I know I am retiring here.

Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

Happy Earth Day from Mahahual, Mexico

Today is Earth Day, and probably nowhere else in the world is the Earth as beautiful and pristine as it is here in Costa Maya and Mahahual. I am sitting here thinking of something to write about and looking out the balcony door at the reef and the beach. So I got to thinking, instead of trying to describe or write something today, I am just going to show some of the photos I have taken lately.

Last night I was sitting on my balcony and watching the sun go down and the waves crashing on the reef, and I thought to myself, there are thousands of people in the world that would trade places with me right now in a minute. Sometimes I just sit and look at the beach and the water, and all the different colors in the surf, and all the birds flying around.

Sometimes I just stand on the malecon and watch flocks of frigate birds fly overhead. I also just sit and watch the birds diving down to get fish, and the whole rountine of how they circle before diving. Everyday I am reminded of beautiful nature and the Earth is.

So in honor of Earth Day, here are some of my photos of life here on the Caribbean.

My view from my roof.

My view from my roof.

Mahahual lighthouse in background through palm trees.

Mahahual lighthouse in background through palm trees.

The reef right out front.

The reef right out front.

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In honor of Earth Day, students from Chetumal were in town picking up trash on the malecon and beaches.

In honor of Earth Day, students from Chetumal were in town picking up trash on the malecon and beaches.

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Full moon rising on the Caribbean.

Full moon rising on the Caribbean.

You feel like you can reach out touch the moon here.

You feel like you can reach out touch the moon here.

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The next night, a red moon.

The next night, a red moon.


2 pelicans hanging out.

2 pelicans hanging out.

One of my favorite photos.

One of my favorite photos.

The water is so blue here.

The water is so blue here.

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Happy Earth Day, and thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

Tulum; The Gateway to Southern Quintana Roo and the Costa Maya

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Another way to get to Mahahual.

Originally posted on Tales From Mahahual:

If you are planning a visit to Costa Maya/Mahahual, and find the long drive to Mahahual, after the long flight to Cancun, a bit much, perhaps a stop along the way for a
fun, relaxing evening is the easy answer. Just a bit over an hour south of Cancun, is Tulum, a great place to call it a day. Now, it is no longer the place I found some 30 years
ago, when it was the “tiny town at the end of the road”, so to speak. Today, it is more like “the biggest, little town, in Mexico”, with great hotels, shops, clubs and restaurants,
all the while, maintaining much of that old rustic charm so many of us fell in love with many years ago. For us in Mahahual, Tulum has become the gateway to the southern
part of the state of Quintana Roo and a different kind of…

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High Season is Over in Mahahual

High season in Mahahual and Costa Maya is officially over. Last Friday was the last 2 cruise ship day of the season. There is a cruise ship here on April 30, and two in May, but besides that not much going on in the cruise ship department. Also all the “Snow Birds” are packing up and moving north, and some have already gone back.

Last 2 ship day of 2014-2015 season, last Friday.

Last 2 ship day of 2014-2015 season, last Friday.

So Mahahual has gotten real quiet over the past weekend, and a lot of the people that work and live in Mahahual during cruise ship season are also packing up and going home to their respective homes and villages throughout Mexico. A lot of the tour guides that work at the port head to different parts of Mexico and conduct tours there. Also a lot of the vendors head to Playa del Carmen, Cancun, or Cozumel, and work there during the summer months here.

I have heard that the port is taking the opportunity during the low season here to do some renovations and upgrading to the port. Also there is going to be a lot of concentration on getting the water park open, and provide access from the port to the water park. I am not sure of all the details, but I will try to find out as much information about this as I can, and I will share later when I have more about this subject.

So there is going to a lot of activity and changes going on in Mahahual this summer. A lot of emphasis also during this low season will be to concentrate on attracting tourists to the hotels and beaches here during the summer. During Semana Santa this year, I saw a lot of Mexican tourists from all over Mexico, and even some from Belize. I think when these people go back to their homes and cities and tell people how pristine and beautiful the beaches are here, that also will encourage tourists to come here.

This time of year is interesting here, it seems like as soon as cruise ship and high season ends, European season starts here in Mahahual. I have noticed this over the past week. This past week and weekend, I have met people from France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. I call this time of year “European Hippie Back Pack Season” here in Mahahual. The hostels here fill up with backpackers from Europe who seem to arrive in April and May, and travel around Mexico and Central American during the summer. Each year it seems like I have seen an increase in Europeans traveling here, and it has started already.

I lot of these Europeans I meet here, are in Mahahual for the first time, and they all marvel about how quaint and beautiful Mahahual is. I met a couple of young women from Germany the other day on the beach here, and I showed them around and went to dinner with them at the Ibiza Sunset, and they could not stop talking about how much they loved the beaches here.

My two German friends at dinner at Ibiza Sunset.

My two German friends at dinner at Ibiza Sunset.

I helped some French people the other day find a scuba diving trip to Banco Chinchorro, and they came back and told me how much they loved it. I also hooked a guy from England with some dives while he and his family were in town. We also are getting more European families this time of year than we have in the past. I have met several different European families here lately, where in the past I mostly dealt with single Europeans traveling in pairs or together in a group, I am now meeting a lot of husband, wife, and kids.

I have written several posts about Europeans and the backpackers that come through Mahahual, and one “European Back Packer Time of Year in Mahahual”, I go into detail about backpackers, you can read this in the archives of this blog. http://costamayalife.com/2014/05/14/european-back-packer-time-of-year-in-mahahual-mexico/

I like this time of year here because of all the people I get to meet from countries all over Europe and the world. May and June are great times to come and visit Mahahual and Costa Maya. Things slow down, rates in hotels are cheaper, and there are always different people traveling through Mahahual on their way to someplace else.

I have several people coming down in May and June to look at maybe buying some property or a home in Mahahual. Now is the time to come to Mahahual because the weather is not that hot, and rainy season does not start for quite awhile. Over the next couple of days I will be doing some articles on things to do in the summer in Mahahual, and some specials on hotel rooms, and different things during low season that you might want to take advantage of.

So if you have ever thought of maybe visiting or coming for a vacation in Mahahual, now is a great time. I will be here, Europeans will be here, and the beaches will be here waiting on you. In fact I can guarantee you, your own private spot on the beach with no one to bother you, just sun, cool breezes, and sand.

Private spot on beach.

Private spot on beach.

Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

Why NOW Is the Best Time in a Decade to Visit or Invest in Mahahual

Mexican Caribbean. Mahahual.

Mexican Caribbean. Mahahual.

Why NOW Is the Best Time in a Decade
to Investigate Your Options in Mahahual and Costa Maya.

The U.S. dollar is stronger than it’s been in the last 12 years, and that means that retiring or living in Mahahual just got more affordable. A LOT more affordable. The dollar now is up tp 15.38 pesos as of yesterday, and they say it is going to rise higher.

According to Bloomberg , the dollar is up a whopping 25% since July, when compared to a basket of international currencies.

And it’s not just the price of real estate that’s lower for you when you’re shopping with dollars… it’s the cost of living, too. Everything from dinners out, to clothing, to the fee you pay the gardener and the cost of a taxi ride across town.

An expat who used to live comfortably in Mahahual on $1,500 a month, say, might buy the same lifestyle today for just $1,300. Everything costs him less. Effectively, he’s gotten a raise. At the end of the month, he has $200 extra dollars in his pocket. That could fund a great vacation… or some extra trips back home to see family… or simply be saved to further pad the nest egg.

Ways you can upgrade your lifestyle while you trim your budget… and all you sacrifice is your snow shovel and your winter coat. It’s a pretty nice trick.

In the right spot overseas, like Mahahual, you could effectively double your disposable income… afford that perfect second home you’ve always dreamed of… grow your nest egg… and secure a comfortable future…This was all true before the dollar’s rise. Now you’ve got even more buying power.

I talk to “Baby Boomers” all the time, and they always want to know if what I am saying about retiring or living in Mahahual is as good as I claim. I had a friend of mine who I went to high school and college with, send me a message the other day, and he told me he was all stressed out in his job, and was looking to pack it in and move to paradise. He then told me he did not believe Mahahual was all I said and claimed it was to be. I sent him an email back, and told him I did not claim anything, I was just sharing my experiences, and the best thing for him was to jump on a plane and come see for himself. He has no kids or wife, he has a big house, 2 cars, and he is miserable with the stress and his life working for a big corporation.

He, like a lot of other people I went to high school and college with, were a part of the blue jean jacket wearing, anti-establishment, pot smoking hippie culture that was big in the 1970s. They were going to change the world and make it a better place for humanity. All these guys did was as soon as they graduated from college, they cut their hair put on suits and went to work for the establishment. They are now looking back in hindsight, miserable. They sold out to everything they disliked and complained about in college, and now they realize they need something more. In fact, a lot of these guys grew up to be Republicans, which I still am having a hard time figuring out. How do you go from being against the Vietnam war, and burning your draft card to voting Republican? The answer is easy, money.

The “Baby Bommer” generation is for the most part all about money. They are approaching retirement age now, and they are looking for a place to retire or live out their days. So if you are a “Baby Boomer” Costa Maya and Mahahual might be the place for you. The dollar is high here, and throughout Mexico, so now is the best time in a decade to move to, or visit Mahahual. You can save thousands on real estate now with the dollar being so high. In fact a house in New Mahahual that was selling a while back for $115,000 USD, now you can buy it for around $98,000 USD. (This is because the house is listed in pesos, and because of the rise in the dollar, the price changes with the currency rate.)

The dollar goes a long way here in Mahahual when converted to pesos. When I first got to Mahahual, the exchange rate was 11.20 pesos to a dollar, so it has risen a lot in the time I have been here. For instance, you can get a good meal here in town for around 50 pesos, (chicken or fish, rice and beans, and salad), which today converts to $3.25 USD. You can buy a six-pack of beer at Fernando’s for 55 pesos ($3.57 USD), a pack of cigs 30 pesos (about $2.00 USD), so it is not just real estate that you can get a bargin here.

You can rent a 2br house for 3,000 pesos ($196.00 USD) a month, a really nice 2 br apartment 5,500 pesos ($357.00 USD), and these are just a couple of examples of the savings you can find now with the high dollar. Also your power bill, cable and internet bill, and all your other bills are in pesos. So for example, your basic internet and cable tv bill usually runs about 399 pesos a month, that today converts to $25.70 USD, and that includes high speed wi-fi.

I could go on and on comparing prices here to the USA, but I have done that numerous times in the past. But you don’t have to take my word for it, book a flight and come down and see for yourself. Now is the best chance you will have in a long time to vacation or visit Mahahual, with the dollar being so strong here. This summer flights are cheap from the USA to Cancun, this is the perfect time to check out Mahahual for yourself, while the dollar holds strong.

So if you are one of those “Baby Boomers” fed up and wanting to get out of the USA and live that life you said you were going to in college, now is your chance. You will never get a better chance to invest in or visit Mahahual than now because of the US dollar’s strength here.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make the most of it.

Lobster dinner.

Lobster dinner.

Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

What You Need to Know about Sargassum Invading the Caribbean

There has been a lot of discussion and concern about the invasion of seagrass we have had in Mahahual and throughout the Caribbean this year. It has really effected tourism and caused problems on the beaches this year. I came across this article today from Barbados, and I thought I would share. To me it is the best explanation and insight into this problem that I have come across. It is written by an official of the Barbados government.

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Peter Gregory Sargeant GSM HST (MAN OF GOD)
Public Relations Officer at The Asthma Association Of Barbados

A strange phenomenon occurred in the Caribbean in 2011. A massive tide of sargassum, brown invasive algae, washed on to the shores of the region’s popular beaches. A similar event is occurring today. Tourism officials are disgruntled by the masses of smelly brown seaweed that are inundating coastlines. Although seaweed is normally seen as a nuisance for local residents and travelers, it does offer some ecological benefits. Plus, sargassum is only temporary and it’s fairly unpredictable, so don’t let its presence in the Caribbean affect your travel plans. Here’s what you need to know about sargassum in the Caribbean.

1. Where Does Sargassum Come From?

The algae originates in the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic Ocean around Bermuda. The Atlantic is home to two species (S. natans and S. fluitans) which reproduce vegetatively and travel on the ocean’s surface. These two species are also found throughout the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, transported by the Gulf Stream.

2. What Causes Sargassum Invasions?

An explanation for the sudden invasion of tons of algae on Caribbean shores is changing weather patterns and creating warmer temperatures in the region. According to one marine biologist, cooler autumn weather traditionally slows the algae’s growth, plus changes ocean circulation patterns, water temperature and nutrient systems and “typically keep the weed at sea.” As the sea temperature increases, sargasssum is more likely to make its way to the shores of Caribbean beaches.

3. Inhabits All of the World’s Oceans Except…

The Arctic. Sargassum can be found floating on the surface of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans, but you will not see the brown algae in the world’s most southern body of water.

4. Sargassum’s Healing Powers

The brown algae has been used in traditional Chinese medicine since the eighth century. Sargassum seaweed is a source of iodine used to treat goiters, thyroid disorders, and as a diuretic. It also treats pain from hernias and swollen testes.

5. Sargassum’s Great for Soil

In Tobago, the government has been encouraging farmers to use it as fertilizer. Sargassum is full of nutrients and carbon, making it an excellent natural manure for farmers in the region. Sargassum is also an excellent fertilizer for worn beaches.

6. The Turtles Love It

When sargassum is traveling in the ocean, it acts as both a shelter and food source for turtle hatchlings who are not strong swimmers yet. Green sea turtles will eat large amounts of sargassum throughout their lifetimes. Besides sea turtles, this floating habitat provides food, refuge and breeding grounds for an array of other sea life including crabs, shrimp, mahi mahi, jacks, and amberjacks.

7. Sargassum Protects the Beachfront

The algae serves as buffer on the beach by reducing wave and wind erosion. It also protects the sand in dunes, making them more resilient. Less erosion means more sand on the beaches to structurally support beachfront properties and for people to play in.

8. Food for the Birds

When the sargassum and all of the organisms living within the masses of seaweed wash ashore, it provides food for pelagic seabirds and pelicans.

9. When Sargassum Sinks

Berry-like gas-filled structures, called pneumatocysts, make up the plant. These “berries,” which are filled mostly with oxygen, cause the algae to float. When sargassum loses its buoyancy, it sinks to the seafloor, providing energy in the form of carbon and also food sources to fishes and invertebrates in the deep sea.

10. What’s Next?

Many are wondering if the invasion of sargassum in the Caribbean will be a cyclical occurrence. Marine biologists note that as weather patterns, temperatures and wind speeds change within the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, sargassum can be expected. Biologists are working hard to understand the source and patterns of sargassum. You can visit the Sargasso Sea Commission website for updated information.

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Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina