After Century of Pollution Marine Life Makes a Comeback Along Scotland’s East...

After Century of Pollution Marine Life Makes a Comeback Along Scotland’s East Coast

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Forth bridge in Scotland-Andrew Bell-CCMore than a century ago this estuary was teeming with wildlife. Expansive beds of shellfish and huge shoals of herring and salmon fed all the surrounding communities.

After more than a century of pollution, the River Forth is making a comeback.

Recent surveys of estuary bed sediments have found that species are returning in ever-increasing numbers following major decreases in the amount of pollutants ­and toxins entering the river system.

(READ the story from the Scotsman)

Photo credit: Forth bridge in Scotland by Andrew Bell-CC

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