Archive for the ‘Balearics’ Category

March news

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

The second deepest natural harbour in the world

Monday, February 8th, 2010
A curiosity I heard today: Mahón, the capital of Menorca, has the second deepest natural harbour in the world – after Pearl Harbour. The harbour is 5 km long and up to 900m wide. Historically, it was one of the most strategically important harbours in the western Mediterranean. More from Wikipedia

Invasive species in Mallorca

Thursday, November 26th, 2009
The biodiversity of Mallorca is threatened by invasive species. Exotic pets released by bored owners are a serious issue, including a breeding population of coatis in the Sierra de la Tramontana. El Mundo More on the Mallorcan coatis here

Monk seal population rises

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Monk seal spotted off coast of Mallorca

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Building freeze on Balearic coastline

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Origin of escargot

Saturday, September 8th, 2007