Cervia Saltpans

The Saltpans of Cervia have Etruscan origin and have been producing the famous "white gold", the salt which was collected only once a year in a few dozen pools called "salting" pools in late summer, with the use of modern  mechanical equipment.
Today the saltpans produce over 200,000 tons of salt and they are a natural reserve where various species of birds live.
In the Saltpans the Artemia salina can be found: it is a small reddish crustacean, which is important for the production of salt, since it eats algae and debris, thus making the water clear.
The shrimp is the main food for flamingos and their pinkish plumage is due to their diet.

This environmental heritage is the South Station of  "Po Delta Park"