Tackling seaweed on Thanet beaches

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Before and After the seaweed

See us clearing it up on 17/8/12

Thanet's Beautiful Beaches

  • experience more seaweed during the summer than many other areas in the country due to the unique ecology of the chalk foreshore
  • this is anywhere between 1,000 - 7,000 tonnes each year
  • includes the longest continuous stretch of coastal chalk in Britain
  • famously stretch along 19 miles of stunning coastline, from Pegwell Bay in the south, to between Minnis Bay and Reculver in the north
  • are all part of the internationally important nature conservation designation called the 'North East Kent European marine sites'

We know that seaweed is something that residents and visitors notice along parts of our coast, so we've gathered information here to explain why this happens and what we do to tackle it.

 

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We've created our very own 'Seaweedometer' to show you how much seaweed we collect over the summer!

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