Mar Menor oxygen levels return to normal
No anomaly has been detected in the Mar Menor this week With the summer season in full swing the deterioration of the Mar Menor has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds, not least bar..

You cannot dump Mar Menor waste in the Mediterranean, says Murcia Senate
The measures, which have been rejected, were proposed in an effort to halt the degradation of the Mar Menor The Commission for the Ecological Transition of the Senate has roundly rejected several..

Cartagena farmers threatened with water cut off for irresponsible irrigation
Murcia farms that don’t comply with Mar Menor protection measures will be denied irrigation for their crops Properties in the Campo de Cartagena have been given until August to prove they are..

Ecologists in Action award black flags to the Mar Menor and Portman Bay
The flags highlight beaches and coastal areas in Spain that are failing in their environmental efforts The Mar Menor and the Sierra Minera-Bahía de Portmán are once again the areas in the Region..

Murcia court rules against authorising accidental discharges into Mar Menor
The dispute arose over water being pumped from the Rambla de Albujon in Murcia’s Mar Menor A battle which has raged for two years over the Mar Menor has finally been settled by the courts in..

Work begins on temporary solution to prevent runoff of heavy metals into the Mar Menor
Floodwater from the Balsa Jenny in El Llano de Beal contains high levels of cadmium, lead, arsenic and zinc The latest water quality measures in the Mar Menor are far from promising One of the..

The failed Puerto Mayor project in La Manga will finally be removed by 2024
It is hoped that rusting steel from the abandoned marina project in La Manga will begin to be cleared next year Around 18 years ago, in 2004, work started to build a shiny new marina next to the..

Army of 60 million oysters to decontaminate the Mar Menor
A promising project reveals that the mollusc could filter nitrates from the Murcia lagoon Researchers working with the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO-CSIS) have come up with a novel proposal..

The effects of macro-farms on the Mar Menor
Officials in the Region have been asked for information on the environmental impact of these large pig farms A request has been made to authorities in the Region of Murcia to present information..

New multiuse centre to be built on unspolit Mar Menor land despite protests
The Murcia government claims they have backing for construction work from local citizens’ groups, who deny any support A huge new multipurpose centre is to be built on one of the few areas still..

Plan para la protección del borde litoral del Mar Menor
Click here to see the full document in Spanish:Plan para la protección del borde litoral del Mar Menor Published on 25/06/2020. Join the Mar Menor group on Facebook for info about Los Alcá..

Why it is so difficult to solve the current problems in the Mar Menor
The problems faced by the Mar Menor are caused by a complex combination of factors, making easy solutions equally difficult to find Anyone with even a passing interest in current affairs in the..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor beach bars demand lower fees due to lack of tourists
The state of the lagoon has driven tourists out of the Mar Menor this summer Tourism bosses have been warning for months that the deterioration of the Mar Menor lagoon would drive tourists to other..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - More nitrates have already entered the Mar Menor so far this year than in the whole of 2021
Nearly 6,000 tonnes of seaweed have been removed from the Mar Menor in the first five months of 2022 So far this year, the Mar Menor has already received more freshwater contaminated with phosphorous..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Decomposing, shipwrecked and sunken boats removed from the Mar Menor
It is thought that the abandoned, semi-sunken vessels could also be contributing to pollution in the protected Murcia lagoon Historic removal of boats in Los Alcázares, February 2021  ..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia begins forced acquisition of El Carmoli to create protected wetlands and help save the Mar Menor
Once the land has been expropriated, the marshland will be restored to form a natural barrier that stops freshwater entering the Mar Menor On Thursday May 26, the Governing Council of the Region..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor salinity drops to Mediterranean levels
The low levels have resulted in an influx of invasive species which could further damage the ecosystem of the Mar Menor Technicians from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment, together..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor hotels freeze prices to attract more tourists this summer
Businesses in the Mar Menor are scrambling to guarantee a strong season as the lagoon continues to deteriorate Hotels in the Mar Menor area of Murcia have decided to freeze their prices this summer..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor is safe to swim in, claims Murcia Health Minister
The presence of sludge and dead animals are apparently no impediment to the health of bathers in the Mar Menor The Regional Minister for Health in Murcia, Juan José Pedreño, has assured that..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 2022 is the year in which the Mar Menor is at its worst: Los Alcazares and San Javier cry for help
Turbidity in the Mar Menor has quadrupled and chlorophyll is already double what it was a year ago, which will make the green soup worse than ever After the 5 kilos of dead fish which appeared..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 5 kilos of dead fish wash up on Mar Menor shore
Experts say water samples reveal a dangerous lack of oxygen in many areas of the Mar Menor After weeks of environmental warnings that the Mar Menor was heading for another period of ‘green soup..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Hugely popular American magazine warns visitors off the Mar Menor
The US publication has described the Murcia area as a “destination to avoid” In an uncomfortable scene of déjà vu, Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon is again this summer beginning to turn..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - No jellyfish nets on Los Alcazares beaches this summer
Los Alcázares will stop putting anti-jellyfish nets in the Mar Menor after it has been proved to lead to more algae and mud The Town Hall of Los Alcázares has decided not to request that the..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Water pump to stop nitrates entering the Mar Menor has been out of action for seven weeks
More nitrates have been recorded entering the lagoon through the Albujón rambla already this year than in the whole of 2021 The entry into the Mar Menor of nitrate-laden water from the Albujó..