ANGUILLA’S BEACHES LITTERED WITH SEA MOSS

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By admin August 29, 2011 11:20

ANGUILLA’S BEACHES LITTERED WITH SEA MOSS

 

Large portions of the beaches in Anguilla, particularly those at the eastern end of the island, are strewn with loads of sea moss brought ashore by high seas before and after Tropical Storm, Irene.



The storm, the eye of which by-passed Anguilla, later developed into a hurricane on a course across the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, parts of Hispaniola, Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas.


Anguilla was drenched with rain and raked by high gusts of wind, which caused little or no damage. Some beach erosion occurred along various parts of the island’s coastline, with the waves dumping the red, brown and green seaweed on the beaches.


Much of the seaweed was taken away by a number of persons for use as fertilizer. It was alleged, however, that in a few cases the opportunity was taken by others to illegally remove sand, under the cover of sea moss, from the beaches.


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By admin August 29, 2011 11:20

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