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Beaches of Sosúa and Cabarete free of algae

The beaches on the west coast of the Dominican Republic are currently plagued by massive algae growth. The affected areas are the beaches of Barahona, Azua and the Bay of Tortuguero. Because of the Gulf Stream and the wind direction the algal slurry from the deeper part of the ocean moves to the shore.

On various websites tourists complain about these algae that have washed out on the beaches and make swimming difficult. Furthermore, the decaying algae cause a suffocating stench which makes beach visit unpleasant. Volunteers try to remove the algae with hoes and shovels. And there is hope that the wind will change direction.

The beaches of Sosúa and Cabarete fortunately have not been affected by algae growth. The water in Sosúa Bay, for example, is crystal clear,  blue  and has a nice temperature.

Source: Sosua News

July 13, 2015

Category: DR News |

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