Wednesday 18 June 2008

Neither Rubbish Nor Jellyfish

Great news for sea users round Benidorm way. It seems that the rains we had in Spring are having an extremely beneficial effect on the amount of jellyfish in the sea. Boffins from the Institute of Marine Sciences reckon that the amount of rainwater flowing into the sea round the coast has formed an impenetrable barrier keeping the pesky jellyfish, which only like salt water, well away from the beaches.

Meanwhile Benidorm's firemen took some time off from risking life and limb rescuing cats left out on a limb to clean up the seabed round La Cala de Finestrat. The area at the far west end of Benidorm yielded a multitude of rubbish from a depth of 10 to 12 metres, chucked in by 'people without scruples.' Amongst the junk recovered were tons of tins, bottles, a motorbike chassis and an old telly ideal for watching 'Titanic' or 'The Undersea world of Jacques Cousteau.'