Published On: Thu, Apr 12th, 2018

Sargassum on the south coast

sargassumWILLEMSTAD - Sargassum seaweed has also been spotted on the South Coast. That is what Theo Van der Giesen from Unique Curaçao indicated. Unique Curacao reported seeing Sargassum at Sint Joris Bay, but also at Marie Pampoen which is on the south-east side of the island.

Later, more sargassum fields were spotted floating on the south coast. According to Van der Giesen, the seaweed does not seem to wash ashore until now.

Previously, the seaweed washed ashore at Bonaire and on the north coast of Curaçao. Once on shore, according to Van der Giesen, fish and small animals get entangled in the seaweeds and die. Moreover, the weed starts to rot and smell terrible. Neighborhood residents of Accension complained of the horrible stench. Unique Curacao has since largely cleaned the north coast and continues to pay attention to the south coast.

“If it also washes up there, action must be taken immediately. Hotel guests will not be happy with the stench.”

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