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Seaweed everywhere


LISA KING, [email protected]

Seaweed everywhere

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THE THICK BLANKET of sargassum seaweed washing ashore at Crane Beach, St Philip, recently voted Best Caribbean Beach in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers Choice Awards, is a major concern.

So much so the management of Crane Barbados Beach Resort has purchased a seaweed boom to alleviate the problem. It is expected in the island in a few weeks.

Owner and managing director of the Crane, Paul Doyle, noted that in his more than 20-year association with the complex, he had never seen such large quantities of seaweed until 2011.

A visitor making his way through the seaweed to get to the water at Crane Beach.

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The major challenge at the Crane, he said, was that unlike other beaches, it was inaccessible by heavy equipment, so the eight-man team hired to clean daily was being overwhelmed by the volume of weed washing ashore.

The Crane is providing guests with transportation to other beaches in the meantime. (LK)

 

 

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