Poland plans to dig a waterway across a narrow strip of land that separates its eastern coastline from Baltic Sea. Poland shares both the lagoon and the split with Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. Environmentalists say it is difficult to predict the impact of the canal construction on various species living in the area, including cormorants and Baltic seals. No species will benefit from the project. This project is one of the biggest investments in Poland, there is an upheaval in society, different actors organised protests and receive a wide national media coverage.