Washed-up seaweed a good sign

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Washed-up seaweed a good sign
NIGHT SHIFT: Lorried cleared Denia seaweed through the night Photo credit: Denia town hall

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.

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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.

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Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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