Dolphins And Swans Are Returning To Venice’s Canals Following Coronavirus Lockdown
While the virus has been wreaking havoc on humanity, mother nature on the other hand appears to be flourishing. Due to Italy being on lockdown, it means that the canals of Venice, which would have otherwise been populated with locals and tourists on gondolas, are now empty. As a result, the waters are looking clearer (due to the sediment not being stirred up by gondolas), and swans and even dolphins are starting to appear in the cityâs waters.
Venice hasn't seen clear canal water in a very long time. Dolphins showing up too. Nature just hit the reset button on us pic.twitter.com/RzqOq8ftCj
â Gianluca De Santis (@b8taFPS) March 17, 2020
These changes donât really come as much of a surprise. This is because other parts of the world are also seeing improvements to the environment in general. Take for example over in China, where the virus is said to have originated from, due to the lockdown in Wuhan, satellite images showed how the air pollution levels have dropped drastically during this period of time.
since thereâs no boatâs traffic in veniceâs canals, white swans came back đ this is precious pic.twitter.com/xJOFKL8Dal
â đŚ˘ÂšÂł (@fiIterjm) March 13, 2020
A similar effect is also taking place in Italy where footage from the European Space Agency shows a drop in nitrogen dioxide in the past two months.
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