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Diane mere Sud

Lakes | Corsica

The Diane mere is the third of Corsica by its surface (570 hectares) and the deepest (11 meters).

Known on the island for its delicious shellfish (oysters and mussels), the mere also presents a key ecological interest, both by its flora and its fauna which are remarkable. Its semi-natural mouth is dredged every year, so allowing a renewal of waters of the lagoon and the young and grown-up exchanges of diverse fishes with the sea, as well as the creation of spawning areas and nurseries. It holds natural fields of flat oysters and herbariums. In the roman time the mere of Diane was the "Port of Diana". Diana was of use to the fleet of Misène whose Roman naval base was located near Naples. Romans already appreciated its oysters.

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