Surprised and doubtful about what they saw, dozens of bathers found the beaches of the town of Salgar, when they saw the amount of seaweed that prevented them from walking freely on the sand that precedes the sea.
It is a phenomenon that has its high season in the Caribbean Sea and it just appeared this holiday weekend when housekeepers and tourists were waiting to enjoy to the maximum the ideal rest to enjoy the benefits of the sea.
It is Sargasus, better known as sargassum, batatilla, or tarulla, is a genus of platonic macroalgae of the class Phaeophyceae in the order Fucales, they can grow in several meters, they are brown or blackish green and differentiated in rhizoids, stipes, and lamina.
Sizable patches of these blackish-green invade the beach sector of Salgar, generating distrust among visitors, especially children.
The sargassum is a waste of planting of the same sea and the Magdalena river that justly increases ostensibly in the winter season and that by curiosities of nature appear to feed certain special because they are rich in nutrients.
In spite of the appearance of the natural phenomenon, the beaches of Salgar registered a high presence of bathers, several of them consulted during our visit pointed out that the local authorities should put themselves in the fast task of cleaning and guaranteeing the tranquility of the tourists that these days visit this place.
Others looked at it in a jocular way and even praised the benefits that nature offers us, given that in other parts of the world, this species of seaweed is highly commercialized.
Workers of the tourist sector were given the task of doing quick cleaning work, so as not to let escape "the sea of cam" of visitors during the festive bridge, but they asked the Mayor's Office of Puerto Colombia to take the necessary corrective measures, to guarantee a better presence of the beaches for the next festive bridge.
With information from Diario Libertad