Interesting facts about the Danube Delta
  • The Danube Delta covers a surface of 5500 square km.
  • The Danube Delta was included in the UNESCO heritage in 1991, it is classified as national biosphere reserve in Romania, at national level, and as national park.
  • Over 110 species of fish live in the Delta, 75 of which are freshwater species.
  • The catfish is the largest fish that lives in the Romanian freshwaters; the record for the largest catfish in the Delta is held by a 400-kg specimen.
  • Marine sturgeons are a particularly interesting category of fish in the Danube Delta: sevruga sturgeon, beluga, Russian sturgeon – the source of caviar, as well as freshwater sturgeons – starlet and the barbel sturgeon.
  • 327 bird species live in the Danube Delta. It also hosts the largest colony of pelicans in Europe.
  • The Danube Delta hosts one the largest reed-covered surfaces in the world – the reed forms fixed or floating islands of vegetation.
  • The place also boasts willow, ash tree, alder, poplar forests, on the natural levees, setting the view apart.
  • The largest surface covered in waterlilies in Romania can be found in the Danube Delta. Besides their decorative purpose, their role is also to reduce the expansion of algae, they are a good hiding place for fish, frogs and various insects.
  • The yellow waterlily is the most common species, but white and pink waterlilies also grow in the Danube Delta.

A family of storks built its nest on a rooftop, two aigrettes dance among the branches of the willows and we stand on the edge of the Sfântu Gheorghe Branch and take photos. Here are a few of the images we shot.

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