Ambracian Gulf

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The Ambracian Gulf (Greek: Αμβρακικός κόλπος, Amvrakikós kólpos) is a gulf of the Ionian Sea between Epirus and Aitoloakarnania prefecture in northwestern Greece.

The gulf is almost completely enclosed, opening to the sea through only a narrow channel. It is quite shallow, and its shore is broken by numerous marshes, large parts of which form an estuary system. Over 280 different types of birds can be seen by bird spotters and nature lovers. Fishermen catch different sorts of fish - including the red Mediterranean mullet "barbouni" as well as prawns.

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