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Las Terrazas Resort north of San Pedro Town has acquired a special beach surf rake that can remove the rotting seaweed while leaving the sand behind. The significant investment will keep their shores Sargassum free, and their resort booked and busy. At a demonstration, the machine, a Barber Surf Rake, showed the mechanism of Sargassum removal. The operator shared that the aim is to lift the debris, in this case, Sargassum, but to leave the sand on the beach. One of the advantages explained is that the surf rake can work in dry and wet conditions. Despite the salty conditions, the machine is also durable and can last for decades. Any other properties on the island interested in using the surf rake can contact Las Terrazas to make arrangements.

Mayor Gualberto' Wally' Nu�ez said having such a machine on the island allows his team to use this alternative to tackle the Sargassum situation in San Pedro Town. He said he would like to test the surf rake's performance downtown. The Mayor explained that a lot of human resources are needed daily to keep the beaches clean. "It's not only manpower, but it takes a lot of resources as well," said Mayor Nu�ez. In a month, expenses can exceed $10,000 to keep the beach areas clean. The Mayor thinks the beach rake will help tremendously to control the invasion of the brown algae.

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