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Green/yellow/red..... and blue flag.

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omaha, ne
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Green/yellow/red..... and blue flag.

This is a little late but..

I was in Akumal at ABR last month (Apr4-Apr11).

The flags were green everyday except for one yellow day.. and a BLUE flag was up one day.

That water was as smooth as glass. I thought there were only green/yellow/red. Never even heard of a blue flag before.

Anybody else ever seen a blue flag?

Mount kisco, ny
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1. Re: Green/yellow/red..... and blue flag.

what in the world is a blue flag supposed to mean. I have never heard of that one.

maybe they got confused

Denver, Colorado
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2. Re: Green/yellow/red..... and blue flag.

Did the flag have a picture on it?

Barrie, Canada
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3. Re: Green/yellow/red..... and blue flag.

Blue flags are often used to indicate an area designated for surfing or other non-motorized water craft.

Saskatoon, Canada
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4. Re: Green/yellow/red..... and blue flag.

I have seen blue flags on the Pacific coast- there they meant 'malagua'...'bad water' literally....by that they meant jellyfish.

It IS jellyfish and sea lice season, maybe that was it?

Ottawa
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5. Re: Green/yellow/red..... and blue flag.

Found this: "Purple or blue flags may occasionally be seen on ocean beaches. These denote "dangerous marine life" in the water"

Thanks for the post master_dman - never would have looked that up otherwise!

Vancouver, Canada
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6. Re: Green/yellow/red..... and blue flag.

here's a link for your reading..never hear of any other colors but red,yellow and green.. ehow.com/facts_6003738_do-beach-warning-flag…

Davie, Florida
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7. Re: Green/yellow/red..... and blue flag.

blue flags indicate a potential for the presence of ice bergs. They have been around since just after the Titanic.

Edited: 12 May 2012, 16:13
Perth and Kinross...
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8. Re: Green/yellow/red..... and blue flag.

If I see an ice berg from Akumal beach I am not going to be happy! Had enough of the cold, need some heat.

Barry.

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9. Re: Green/yellow/red..... and blue flag.

geez Katzgar..doesn't mention anything about icebergs in the link above..hmm..where did you get that info??

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10. Re: Green/yellow/red..... and blue flag.

I bet it was 'malagua' or sea lice....just like I said. :)