July 22, 2011

NEPTUNE GRASS IN MITJORN BEACH IN FORMENTERA


COVERED ROCKS WITH NEPUTE GRASS


Mitjorn beach or Migjorn (Mitjorn or Migjorn means the south wind) the name of this beach exists on both islands, both on the south side of Ibiza and Formentera islands, in Ibiza is best known as Playa de Las Salinas and in Formentera preserves this name; Is a really long beach of nearly five miles long. In one place there are some rocks that after storms are covered with Neptune grass (Posidonea in spanish) The Posidonia is a sea plant not a seaweed as often is confused.


In this picture above we can see seagulls resting on rocks covered with Posidonia. Many people mistakenly think that the beach is dirty because the rest of Posidonia on the sand, but the reality is that thanks to this marine plant, sand is held in place in summer thanks to the action of this plant, and we must thank the posidonia also for the spectacular blue of the sea in some areas of the islands because the action and presence of this plant into the sea.


Posidonia meadows between Ibiza and Formentera, have the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site which was granted to Ibiza, biodiversity and culture, in 1999 and declared World Heritage property to the fortified town of Ibiza (Dalt Vila) the Punic necropolis of Puig des Molins, the Phoenician settlement of Sa Caleta and seagrass meadows in the area of the saltworks of Ibiza and Formentera.

In any case the sight of these rocks completely covered of sea grass in the coast of Formentera is just amazing.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for you kind comments and condolences. They are highly appreciated. It helps us in our grief and sorrow to know that the world is behind us. We will be back.

    PS My wife and myself have fond memories from a stay at Ibiza as youngsters in 1974.

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