The Aitoliko Lagoon is situated south of Aetolia-Acarnania, Greece. It is separated from the larger Missologhi Lagoon to the south by the island of Aitoliko. These two lagoons together form the Missologhi-Aitoliko Lagoons Complex ? one of the most important Mediterranean lagoons protected by the Ramsar Convention.
The lagoon?s maximum depth is 30 metres. It is linked by narrow waterways to a shallow lagoon that opens to the Aegean Sea. The Aitoliko Lagoon became highly polluted because of leaks from damaged irrigation canals and industrial wastes. In a rare instance, seahorses were sighted in this lagoon.
Written by IAS POINT