The Cartagena City Council closes the sandy areas from Cala del Pino to Playa Honda
The dreadful picture of hundreds of dead fish and crustaceans accumulated on the shores of the Mar Menor is repeated this Sunday, one more day, as it has been happening for a week. As the professor of Ecology at the UMU and spokesman for the Scientific Committee of the Mar Menor, Ángel Pérez Ruzafa, warned, it is to be expected that the mortality episode in the lagoon will continue to repeat itself during the rest of the summer “as long as the conditions are those that are”.
Due to the appearance of the specimens, the Cartagena City Council closed several beaches in the area again, as in the previous days. The red flag is raised from Cala del Pino to Playa Honda, while municipal and Autonomous Community brigades work to remove the lifeless remains.
According to the neighbors, this Sunday the appearance of dead fish is concentrated in parts of the south of La Manga, such as Cavanna beach and Isla del Ciervo, as in the previous days, although apparently already in smaller quantities.
The phenomenon began last Monday and since then the indignation and repulsion of neighbors and tourists has not ceased, becoming the focus of attention on televisions and social networks nationwide.
Cavanna beach where the fish COME OUT OF THE WATER to breathe.
Dumping must be stopped by closing companies that pollute. We have here even production of national supermarkets and an international hamburger shop
Until when do we SELL #SOSMarMenor low cost? pic.twitter.com/8MZyymBCli
The Children’s Mar Menor (@NuestroMarMenor) August 22, 2021