AROUND 2.3 million euros is being spent on an

underwater project to transfer marine plants from the Ria Formosa Nature Park to other areas of Portugal.

Marine grass will be transported to new homes in Setúbal, offering animal life shelter, the roots will hold the sand banks together and will become another food source for fish.

As one of four in the country, the project was chosen to be part of the European Union’s programme, Life-Nature and is deemed to be valuable to the ecological biodiversity and to the University of the Algarve.

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