From Chris Whitworth.
I WAS interested to read your front-page article (JEP, 24 April) ‘Marine life put at risk’ regarding the pollution caused by the works at La Collette.
For over four years now I have walked my six-year-old son Daniel around this area when the tide is out. This year it has become noticeable that the cockles just below the reclaimed area are preferring to live above the sea-bed as opposed to beneath it when the tide is out.
Even the many seagulls around are not interested in a free meal. As there seem to be fewer and fewer living cockles as each week goes by – it was quite surreal a few months back – I have taken a picture of Daniel with some of the cockles still to be found lying around.
The question is, if Transport ad Technical Services are so sure that this beach is not being polluted, why do the cockles prefer to risk life in the open instead of beneath the sand?