No Oil exploration off the coast of Ibiza

No to oil in Ibiza

No to oil in Ibiza

Today has brought the news from the Consell d’Evissa that Cairn Energy has withdrawn from the waters of Ibiza and requested the expiry of its permits to explore for oil in the Mediterranean.

Cairn energy were awarded four area blocks in the Gulf of Valencia in 2011 to explore for oil by the Spanish government.  These blocks sit off the west coast of Ibiza.

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Why is there seaweed on the beaches around Ibiza?

Why is there seaweed on the beaches around Ibiza?

Posidonia Oceanica

From time to time you will see masses of seaweed washed up on the beaches of Ibiza. It is in actual fact not seaweed but a plant which has adapted to living under the ocean called Posidonia Oceanica.

More commonly know as “Neptune Grass” it grows in meadows under the sea throughout the Mediterranean.

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