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14/29.- Black River tour, the great morass

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Spaniards already called it the mahogany river because of its dark color. The main reason for the black color of the river is not the vegetation decomposition, but the dark color of the sand on the riverbed.

The river is also an excellent place to see local birds. More than one hundred different species inhabit the river. It is not difficult to see herons, red-footed coots, egrets, ducks and hens.

Manatees used to be seen in the river estuary. Unfortunately this is becoming more difficult every year. As you may well know, manatees is an endangered mammal.

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