For 112 years, Asinara Island was a prison. Asinara is now a nature reserve between Corsica and Sardinia (Italy). In gray weather, the landscapes are reminiscent of Ireland. Horses rub shoulders with a unique species in the world: albino donkeys. Every day, scientists go to sea to find out if the sanitary restrictions and the desertion of tourists have an impact on the environment.
First observation, the whale population is growing again very close to the coast. The course of cetaceans, and the dolphins that accompany them, is like a natural barometer of the real state of the sea. If they come back close to the coasts, it is because human disturbances have decreased, that the quality of the sea. water has improved. A sea turtle clinic is present on the island: the objective is to treat them so that they find their natural habitat. These animals are lookouts for solid pollution: they swallow plastic that they mistake for jellyfish.
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