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#507291 - 09/08/15 09:44 AM A solution may be in the offing....
RobertJ Offline
Quintana Roo: No More Sargasso Sea

Quintana Roo has tried out the PVC kelp barrier and it works. The barrier apparently stops the kelp from reaching shore and has no effect at all on turtles. Now, they have moved ahead to Playa Del Carmen and hope to have all 220 kilometers of PVC kelp barrier in place by the end of September. From then on, the kelp will be picked up by offshore ships designed specifically for that purpose. Of course, Yucatan is watching, as is the rest of the world. A PVC pipe boom is a simple and inexpensive fix for one of the most irritating inconveniences the sea has to offer and it would be wonderful to know that it is being properly recycled before reaching the coast. And of course, tourists and residents alike will be glad to be able to enjoy those beautiful beaches again.

#507293 - 09/08/15 09:54 AM Re: A solution may be in the offing.... [Re: RobertJ]
Diane Campbell Offline
Do you have photos and other details?

#507297 - 09/08/15 10:42 AM Re: A solution may be in the offing.... [Re: RobertJ]
RobertJ Offline
Stay tuned. (Meanwhile, a word from our sponsors....:)

Edited by RobertJ (09/08/15 10:44 AM)

#507301 - 09/08/15 12:13 PM Re: A solution may be in the offing.... [Re: RobertJ]
Decompression Offline
Wouldn't it hinder boat traffic?


#507330 - 09/09/15 09:10 AM Re: A solution may be in the offing.... [Re: RobertJ]
RobertJ Offline
Well, I can't provide answers to both of your questions, but I'm sitting here in the States and have limited access to facts that should be available to those who live there.

Get to it and get back to me.

Edited by RobertJ (09/09/15 09:12 AM)

#507331 - 09/09/15 10:03 AM Re: A solution may be in the offing.... [Re: RobertJ]
ron Offline
Playa del Carman is not exactly close to San Pedro and is also in Mexico not Belize. Information here doesn't travel so well. You probably get better info there.

#507333 - 09/09/15 10:33 AM Re: A solution may be in the offing.... [Re: RobertJ]
RobertJ Offline
There are, presumably, folks (Marty?) who have access to official channels....
....those channels could involve discussions resulting in mutually beneficial plans, such as, oh, let's say,.......sargasso control for Belize and Mexico?
Sooooo..... nobody's talking to Mexico?

Why do I get the feeling that you ex-pat residents are too busy lounging and could care less about the sargasso problem? (Let the natives handle it, as long as I get my Mojito on time)

You guys are THERE.....no one is closer to the problem than you ....nonetheless, all I've seen on this post is reasons why "it can't work".

Edited by RobertJ (09/09/15 10:53 AM)

#507334 - 09/09/15 10:54 AM Re: A solution may be in the offing.... [Re: RobertJ]
SimonB Offline
Smoke some bad Sargasso this morning did you?

#507335 - 09/09/15 11:05 AM Re: A solution may be in the offing.... [Re: RobertJ]
RobertJ Offline
An expected reply.

Obviously, no one cares.

Back to your Mojitos......

Edited by RobertJ (09/09/15 12:18 PM)

#507342 - 09/09/15 12:48 PM Re: A solution may be in the offing.... [Re: RobertJ]
cristinakj Offline
Pretty much everything I've read about Belizeans has indicated they are good, friendly people.

It's one of the major factors that have drawn us to exploring it. There are other factors, of course, but this was a huge one. As someone with a child with autism, it was important to us that he could be someplace kind...where he wouldn't be targeted and bullied. Likewise for myself (which I won't go into detail about).

Some expats do care. I really do care. Our whole family does, even if we've never set foot in Belize or anywhere else. We care about culture and authenticity and nature and natural resources and most of all, we care about people.

It's a little disheartening to see people get angry or respond with blistering comments when, really, some of us are just looking to either help or get information. To be honest, one of the main reasons we have not even considered the northern areas of BZ is because we aren't really interested in being in an 'expat' community...it'd be like leaving someplace we don't want to be, just to go to another place that's exactly the same.

I hope at least someone out there knows or can understand my posts/comments are truly just trying to be helpful and I am absolutely open to correction and information...that's how we learn.

But categorizing everyone as ex pats lounging around or lazy people who just want to live in paradise... it's kind of hurtful.

Maybe some people will read this and roll their eyes. That's okay. It doesn't take away from the sincerity with which I write it.

Best to all.
Take only what you need; return more than you take.

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