Earth from Space: Danube Delta •

Earth from Space: Danube Delta


Earth from Space: Danube Delta Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features the second largest river delta in Europe, the Danube Delta. 

According to ESA, the Danube Delta covers an area of 4,300 square kilometers and is known for its abundance of birdlife, as it hosts more than 300 species of birds as well as 45 species of freshwater fish in its numerous lakes and marshes. The Danube Delta had long been on my travel list. It seemed so far removed from the other parts of Romania and a place I could go to for a relaxing holiday. The dynamic, relatively wild ecosystem with a rich diversity of wetland habitats, as well as numerous lakes, ponds and marshes

From the Black Forest mountains, the Danube River passes through 10 countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine. The Danube Delta, the largest river delta wetland in europe has become one of the finest, wildest, best-protected and most famous wildlife areas of the whole continent.

The unique ecosystems of the Danube Delta consists of a labyrinthine network of river channels, shallow bays and hundreds of lakes. Danube Delta is the second largest river delta in Europe, after the Volga Delta. The northern part is situated in Ukraine. The area is mostly covered by wetlands and water.  The area is mostly covered by wetlands and water flowing into the Black Sea.

Video Credit: ESA 

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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