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EXPLAINED: What is the thick brown sludge clogging up beaches in Spain?

SCIENTISTS have warned over the damaging environmental effects of a thick brown algae which is invading Spanish beaches.  Known as rugulopterix okamurae, it arrived on...

Temperature hits record high in polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

THE current heatwave has seen a record temperature high for the waters of the Mar Menor lagoon in Murcia. The Mar Menor Scientific Committee said...

New pollution ‘catastrophe’ warning for Mar Menor lagoon in Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA'S Mar Menor lagoon is facing a new 'environmental catastrophe' according to a local council. Recent heavy rainfall and rising temperatures has led to increased...

Scientists from Spain’s Alicante University create new type of artificial reef to regenerate Mediterranean seabed

AN artificial reef using electrolysis to regenerate Mediterranean marine life has been successfully tested in Alicante waters. A team from the University of Alicante created...

Unidentified brown stain forces closure of three beaches in Spain’s Valencia

The same experts pointed out that similar incidents have been reported along the Valencian and Catalan coastlines in previous summers, and that it is completely natural and nothing to worry about.

‘ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE’: Brown Algae invades beaches and waters on Spain’s Costa del Sol

In Tarifa, the issue became so large the town’s mayor, biologist Francisco Ruiz Giraldez, claimed that it was now ‘aggressively taking up the entire sea floor of the Strait’

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