Blurred lights
Evelyne Coulston
Age Group:
Over 18s
People And The Oceans
Camera Used:
Fujifilm A850
Image caption:

Marsascala Bay. The cooler air of the evening provides welcome relief from the baking sun of the day for locals and tourists sitting at the many cafés or walking along the promenade, talking, laughing, and winding down. Shimmery lights reflect in the lightly ruffled waters and fishing boats rock at their moorings. A few steps away from this activity there is a salt marsh, Il-Magħluq, a combination of fresh water and rainwater seeping down from the nearby fields merging with the seawater entering from the bay. Here we once spotted a Bittern, hiding between the sharp sea rush plants. This salt marsh has also been the home for the Killifish species for which a conservation project has recently been launched. The relationship between mankind and nature in this area has been uneasy - pollution and dumping have caused severe problems but many efforts are being made to improve the situation.

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