Concern in the Canary Islands: before there were 'seaweed bursts' and now the sea spits garbage

The beautiful news in the seas of the Canary Islands used to occur when ‘seaweed bumps’, that is to say, “in late summer early autumn it was very common on the Canarian coast the arrival of remnants of algae thalluses that had reached their maximum growth, and were shed by the first swells”. As explained by the biologist Javier Reyes in a publication that has been echoed by the Juan Telello Bravo Telesforo Foundation.

However, the sad thing is that the pollution of our seas already reaches such a point that the most frequent now are the ‘trash upstairs’, a sign that the seabed is already plagued by the waste that humans manufacture excessively or throw without any control to nature.

Plastics, bottles, cans, bags and endless garbage are now the protagonists of the waters of the Canary Islands, unfortunately for all. “The sea vomits part of our indolence, another part ends up making the marine environment that sustains us more and more ill. The bursts of the Anthropocene remind us how badly we are doing it ”, says the biologist.

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