Toulon Bay, France

Toulon is my second hometown! I have lived in Toulon for nine years and have studied biogeochemistry in Toulon Bay system for at least five years; multiple sampling trips for surface water, river water, sediments, and biota as well.

The typical Mediterranean hydrological system (intermittent freshwater input and low tide); historical events (WWII) that Toulon has witnessed, have unfortunately largely polluted the ecosystem of this beautiful coastal area. If you are interested in this system, there are plenty of details and anecdotes in my Ph.D. thesis.