Loch of Skene

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Loch of Skene

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    121 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    57°09'N 02°21'W
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Loch of Skene. 01/10/86; Scotland; 121 ha; 57°09'N 002°21'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; SSSI. A shallow, nutrient-rich, freshwater lake fringed by reedbeds and Betula-Salix carr. The macrophyte flora has been somewhat depleted by a growth of algae but the deeper water still retains a dense and diverse macrophyte community. Wintering waterbirds include internationally important numbers of roosting swans and geese and nationally important numbers of Bucephala clangula and Mergus merganser. Ramsar site no. 339. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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