A unique method has been discovered which could help prevent further ecological disasters occuring in the Mar Menor on the Costa Blanca.
Announced by scientists a day after the saltwater lagoon was given a personal status, scientists have said that oysters could be introduced to help clean up the waters which have suffered due to polution and algae.
Scientists from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography have released details of a study carried out in Cartagena, which showed the animals removed nearly 40% of the contaminated nutrients found in the water.
The shell fish were first used in a study based in the United States, with data being shared with research teams here in Spain.
A number of pollution events have occurred in the Mar Menor, killing tens of thousands of fish and other water creatures.