Gozo salt pans

Gozo salt pans

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Caption: Gozo salt pans, Qbaijar, Malta. Shallow pools in limestone rock along an island shore. Some of these pools have formed naturally through erosion of the rock while some have been excavated. Seawater becomes trapped in the pools and evaporates, leaving deposits of salt. The salt is harvested by local people and sold. Salt has been harvested in this way on Gozo for thousands of years.

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