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Varna bay (Bulgaria) –

Site name: Varna bay Country: Bulgaria GIG Region: Black Sea
GIG Type: CW Site code: ---- Altitude(m a.s.l.): 0
Area (km²): ---- Max. depth (m): 18.5 Mixing regime: ----
Alkalinity (m eq/l): ---- Retention time (yr): ---- Chlorophyll a (µg/l): ----
Total phosphorus (µg/l): ---- Eutrophication status: 3-High Hydromorphological status: low

Description

Varna Bay is located in the northern part of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It is locked between Cape Galata and Cape St. George. The biggest width between them is 3.5 sea miles. After the Burgas bay, it is the largest in the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The beach is covered with sand, the central part with slimy sludge. The bay has flat bottom, which is obliquely to the east. Its maximum depth is 18.5 meters. In the western part it is artificially linked with lake Varna, which has a major impact on biodiversity of both pools. Along the bay is the third-largest city in Bulgaria - Varna.

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WISER: "Water bodies in Europe: Integrative Systems to assess Ecological status and Recovery"
Online: http://www.wiser.eu/programme/transitional-and-coastal-water-assessment/sampling-sites/varna-bay/index.php [date: 2019/07/23]
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