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I don't resist posting another one related with the hurricane, but this time I left out the coconut trees and other tropical icons.

The day after the hurricane passed 300 Km South of this beach, the sand was packed with debris (surprisingly not so many of human origin). Many of the rocks you see here, namely the white ones, are coral. Although it is not visible here, the quantity and variety of shells was also impressive; most of them were tiny, but there were also some as large as a fist and even larger. There were also sea starfishes of kinds other than the one here and other kinds of sea worms, all agonizing on the sand.

I remember feeling revolted when I saw someone coming out of the water with one of these pieces of coral two or three days earlier. Maybe it wasn't so bad after all, because the next days the cleaning staff of the hotel stacked piles of these things on the beach.

I posted a WS showing a large piece of coral brought by the storm.

Location (latitude, longitude): 18.4472,-69.6058

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