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    Lagoons under the microscope

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    At the Ria de Aveiro Lagoon in Portugal the day starts early for European scientists as they set out to gather samples.

    The lagoon offers a rich but fragile 75 square kilometre ecosystem of wetlands, seagrasses and salt marshes used as nursery areas for bivalves, crustaceans, fish and birds.

    It is a natural treasure that, as with other European coastal lagoons, is facing huge threats.