Thursday, September 17, 2009

Life in the river

Yesterday, people in Orihuela were shocked to see fish in the river Segura. Some thought they were salmon or even sea bass but no, these were common carp. Even still, it shows that there is life in the river.

The fish were spotted on the concrete apron at the Puente Nuevo. They had obviously been washed up by the swell of water following the heavy rain. Sadly most of them died as they would out of the water. Still it shows that the river is oxygenated  rather than being the smelly sewer that it was.  

Who knows, in years to come we may see fishermen with their rods in the city centre rather than folks scurrying along holding their noses to avoid the noxious smells.

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