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The first Swedish marine national park inaugurated

Friday, October 16th, 2009 | Environment Update | No Comments

The brand new Kosterhavets National Park consists almost entirely of ocean and here you’ll find more than 6000 species of which 300 only occur at this site alone in Sweden. The core consists of a 200 meter (565 feet) deep sea trench with high salinity and low water temperature. Where these oceanic conditions meet the coastal waters one of the most species-rich sites in Sweden is found. Usually corals are associated with the tropics but in Kosterhavet one can find cold water corals.

Welcome to Kosterhavet National Park

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Kosterhavet archipelago

Kosterhavet archipelago, image courtesy Länsstyrelsen Västra Götaland

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