Let’s treat posidonia with respect
WHAT IS POSIDONIA?
Posidonia meadows are an endemic species of the Mediterranean Sea that is not present in any other sea in the world. Unlike algae, it has leaves, stems and roots, although it also produces flowers and fruits. It grows on a moving bottom, that is, sandy, while algae grow on hard or rocky bottoms.
This plant plays an important role in sedimentary dynamics, as it keeps the sediment immobile with its roots and creates important areas of oxygen production, breeding and refuge for many species.
WHAT CAN WE DO WHEN WE RENT A BOAT
AVOID RUSH HOURS
In the afternoons there are usually fewer boats.
IF THE SEA ALLOWS IT
Anchor in alternative areas to the most common. There are many areas and secrets to discover.
IF YOU DROP THE ANCHOR
Check that there is no Posidonia at the bottom.
IT IS RECOMMENDED TO RAISE THE ANCHOR MANUALLY AND NOT WITH A WINDLASS
Always without dragging and in a vertical position.
ANCHOR IN A BUOY AND IF YOU CAN’T FIND
Try to dock to another ship.
WE SAIL IN A VERY PRIVILEGED ENVIRONMENT
You are in a protected area. It is not allowed to anchor on Posidonia.
THE SOLUTION TO NOT DAMAGE THE POSIDONIA WITH THE ANCHOR