WARNING: Beach closed after unusual algae is detected on the shore
The Tuineje Town Hall has closed the Tarajalejo beach after Public Health detected an unusual and unidentified algae on the shoreline. It is prohibited to swim or access the area until the algae has been analysed and it is confirmed that is not harmful to humans.
The council are asking the public in the south of Fuerteventura, to act responsibly and to take extreme precautions until the results of the analysis are obtained, and they have determined the origin of the strange algae.
Personnel from the Public Health Service of the Canary Islands Government are currently studying it after it was discovered by a worker at the beach yesterday morning (Thursday).
They need to determine that it is safe for humans and for the environment and ecosystem of the area. The algae is a brown colour with the appearance of grass and has not been previously recorded in the area, which is why the public is asked to be vigilant if they come across algae of this type elsewhere in bathing areas near Tarajalejo.
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