BYRON BAY MAIN BEACH OVERRUN BY CORNFLAKE SEAWEED

Byron Bay beachgoers got an unpleasant surprise this morning, with mounds of cornflake weed covering hundreds of metres of beachfront.

The yellow cereal-like weed washed onto the shore overnight, amid northerly winds and strong currents.

While the tides will take some of the seaweed back out to sea, the rest will be left to bio-degrade and form as a natural beach erosion defence.

“Leave it alone, it’s not going to harm you, if it did become a health issue then council can investigate and potentially do something about it but at the moment it’s within a marine park it’s on a beach it’s a natural thing.”

Byron Shire Council will continue to monitor the situation.

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