Dolphins back in Spain’s Mallorca as sea contamination levels plummet

SPOTTED: A dolphin gently swimming around off the coast of Palma CREDIT: blayleon Twitter @blayleon

IT is not just Mallorca’s air which has become less contaminated due to significant drops in the volume of traffic since the state of alarm restrictions came into place.

The island’s waters are cleaner and quieter too, something which marine life seems to appreciate as dolphins are spotted gently swimming around just off shore.

Videos posted by Mallorca residents conform dolphins have been sighted at Soller port and just off a Palma beach in recent days.

The Balearic Port Authority has reported that sulfur dioxide levels at Palma port have plummeted by 42 per cent since the start of the coronavirus health emergency due to the restrictions on marine traffic.

Sulfur dioxide is associated with emissions from ships.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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