The Environment Agency is investigating the nature of ‘orange liquid’ which has washed up on Ramsgate Main Sands and the Eastcliff.
The unidentified substance has been reported to Port Control and the Coastguard. Thanet council notified the Environment Agency.
The liquid, which has stained the groynes at the Eastcliff, was spotted by resident Rebecca Douglas who made the report to the authorities.
Tests are being carried out but it is highly likely that it is ‘May water,’ caused by algae which normally colours the water black or brown.
The liquid was also spotted in West Mersea, Essex yesterday (May 1).
A spokesman for that borough council warned dog owners to keep pets on leads while the EA carried out tests to establish the cause.
An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “We’re continuing to receive reports from the public of an orange-coloured substance in the sea off various beaches in Essex and …