Sydney Beach Closed Due To Metre High Pile Of Seaweed
A popular beach in Sydney has been closed after a massive amount of seaweed washed up onto the sand.
Collaroy beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches could be kept closed over the entire Easter Long weekend due to the mass of seaweed that is piled up over a metre high in some parts.
“This is a completely natural occurrence and we understand it can be smelly and unsightly but seaweed isa food source, home and shelter to many amazing sea creatures,” said Northern Beaches Council in a Facebook post.
“It’s likely much of the seaweed will be removed by the high tides over the next few days but we’re keeping an eye on it and will open the beach as soon as we can.”
It’s believed that the large amount of seaweed was dumped on the shore of the popular beach after large swells hit the area in recent weeks.
Many people were disappointed by the natural occurrence and the closure as Sydney is expected to see ideal beach weather over the long weekend.