Alarmed by lack of nature

I walked the beach towards Spittal twice in three days as a visitor to the area and I am alarmed at the fact that there is no sign of any worm caste, shell deposit, winkle, barnacle, razor fish or indeed anything that you find on most other beaches.

Friday, 21st September 2018, 1:00 pm

I read a report this morning of likely poor water quality, though I doubt that this would have such an effect upon nature.

Are you aware of any problem in this area, or is it just a fact that crustaceans do not live here?

I have photographs showing an outfall at the end of Spittal promenade. It is not at all attractive and I wonder if this is common knowledge and may be part of the lack of onshore marine life.

Alan Hampshire

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