The rowing competition at the Tokyo Olympics has been threatened by the oyster invasion. About it informs BBC.
As the publication clarifies, in Tokyo Bay, where the competition is to take place, the beetles began to massively attach to the buoys located along the track to prevent waves from appearing on the surface. The buoys began to sink under the weight of the oysters.
The floats had to be pulled ashore and cleaned, or they had to be done under water with the help of divers. Measures to clean up the track have already cost $ 1.28 million; 14 tons of oysters have been recovered from the water.
Magaki oysters, which threaten the competition, are very popular in Japan in winter. However, the organizers said that the caught shellfish will not be eaten, as this may entail checks by the regulatory authorities.
The Olympic Games are scheduled from 23 July to 8 August. Most of the Olympics will be held in Tokyo.