By Tara Rippin •
Published: 20 Aug 2020 • 14:31
SEABED: El Campello coastline is one of three Costa Blanca town which feature in a new TV documentary. CREDIT: El Campello Turismo
SPANISH radio and TV corporation, TVE, has recorded a documentary featuring the seabed in three Costa Blanca towns.
Under the scientific supervision of the Institute of Coastal Ecology (IEL), a team from TVE filmed the seabeds of Moraira, Javea and El Campello, which will be broadcast on La 2 from September as part of a series ‘Reduce your footprint’.
On the coast of El Campello, the team focused on the Posidonia prairie, of which the IEL is an expert after 20 years of monitoring.
According to IEL, a ‘stabilisation phase’ has been reached after several threats to the development of the seagrass species, including trawling and dredging which have been eliminated.
“There is a tendency for the grassland to expand. After slowing down its degradation, it tends to expand,” says the Institute’s scientific director, Gabriel Soler.
The TVE documentary will include its own underwater images and others provided by the IEL.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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