DENIA’S first period of stormy seas this summer deposited 160 tons of Posidonia Oceanica (Ocean Grass) on the town’s beaches.
Beach cleaning teams worked through the night to clear the beaches, although municipal sources emphasised that it would take time to remove all the seaweed. They also asked for patience on the part of the public, especially swimmer, as the lorries used to remove the Posidonia could only carry 10 tons at a time.
Most of the seaweed – 60 tons – had washed up on the Marineta beach, with another 50 tons at Marge Roig, 30 tons at El Trampoli and 20 tons at Punta del Raset.
At the same time, the huge mounds of seaweed were a reassuring sign that the underwater meadows that support teeming marine life were in a good state of health, the town hall pointed out.