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|So I'm back... I've spent last few days surveying parasites of crustaceans in the Vistula River delta. Hard, but exciting, work.|
The place I worked in was the field station of the University of Gdansk in Gorki Wschodnie. It is placed on the bank of the dead arm of the Vistula, called Martwa Wisla (Dead Vistula), just a kilometer away from the seaside. Despite its name (referring to the lack of water flow) this brackish basin is full of life (birds, fish, shrimp, crabs etc.).
Interesting is the fact that it became brackish not long ago, just at the end of XIX century when it was sluiced and the new Vistula mouth was dug in the other place (for transport purposes). Now it is a paradise for aquatic wildlife.
Here you can see an October early morning view on the Dead Vistula that I experienced every day last week :-)
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