Thanks to the lack of people, tourism and boat traffic in and around Italy, wildlife that typically kept away appears to have returned. As one Twitter uses says, “Here’s an unexpected side effect of the pandemic – the water’s flowing through the canals of Venice is clear for the first time in forever. The fish are visible, the swans returned.” Italy, the epicenter of the outbreak on the continent has closed all nonessential businesses and the result is that nature has been given a chance to recover…from us.
Here’s an unexpected side effect of the pandemic – the water’s flowing through the canals of Venice is clear for the first time in forever. The fish are visible, the swans returned. pic.twitter.com/2egMGhJs7f
— Kaveri 🇮🇳 (@ikaveri) March 16, 2020
Thought I’d spread abit of positivity for you guys. Since the lockdown of Venice without the pollution from boats the water has been begun to clear up and a dolphin has been spotted in the canal for the first time in nearly 60 years! #venice pic.twitter.com/dbq4mGhfnp
— Jack (@NotLacazette) March 17, 2020
A spokesman from the Venice mayor’s office said that the canals may just look cleaner due to the lack of traffic, but air pollution has decreased. “The air, however, is less polluted since there are less vaporetti and boat traffic than usual because of the restricted movement of residents,” he said.
Boars in the middle of my hometown, dolphins in the port of Cagliari, ducks in the fountains in Rome, Venice canals have now clean water full of fishes. Air pollution dropped. Nature is reclaiming its spaces during quarantine in Italy. #COVID19 #COVIDー19 pic.twitter.com/dr6QILfF9V
— Francesco Delrio (@Cosodelirante) March 15, 2020
Now there is a tiny bright light in the darkness of this pandemic.
Keep well and stay safe.
Mayme Barth @dailysoundnfury