By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 09 Jul 2020 • 17:39
AWARENESS-RAISING: GOB is offering information and educational workshops on four different beaches until the end of August
CREDIT: GOB Mallorca Facebook @gobmallorcaGOB
THE GOB Ecological Group is once again running a campaign on Mallorca’s beaches to raise awareness about the importance of preserving posidonia seagrass and to explain how the public can contribute to its conservation.
Every week throughout July and August the group is at one of four beaches in Portocolom, Alcudia, Colonia de Sant Pere or Andratx.
They set up a small marquee from which they offer information in four languages and every day organise different education workshops.
GOB has also devised a “posidonia trivia” game and will stage a lottery for winners to win a t-shirt.
The ecologists point out that posidonia is an essential marine plant on the Balearic Island coast, performing many functions in the ecosystem, like oxygenating the water, providing a habitat for invertebrates and a refuge and breeding ground for many species of fish.
It also helps to protect beaches in relation to sand formation and defending the coast from erosion during stormy weather.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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