More photos in the vicinity:
Harbour of Houmt Souk
Turkish Mosque in Houmt Souk
Minaret of Turkish Mosque in Houmt Souk


The terracotta pots are used by local fishermen in a traditional technique called "gargoulette". The pots are tied together and sunk to the ocean floor to catch octopuses. Since the pots make great hiding places for the octopuses, they crawl in.
Harbour of Houmt Souk
Date: Feb 03, 2001
Longitude: 10 51.34'
Latitude: 33 53.27'

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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy US LoC Map Collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2007-Nov-08