The Broadmeadow Estuary

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The Broadmeadow Estuary

  • Country: 
    Ireland
  • Site number: 
    833
  • Area: 
    546 ha
  • Designation date: 
    07-06-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    53°27'N 06°10'W
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Overview

Broadmeadow Estuary. 11/06/96; 546 ha; 53°27'N 006°10'W. An estuary cut off from the sea by a large sand spit. The site includes well-developed saltmarshes, salt meadows, rocky shores, a well-developed outer dune ridge and sand mudflats exposed at low tide. Vegetation consists of a large bed of eelgrass (Zostera noltii and z. angustifolium) and extensive mats of green algae (Enteromorpha spp., Ulva lactuca). The estuary is an important wintering site for numerous species of waterbirds. The Brent goose population is of international importance. The high numbers of diving birds reflects the lagoon-type nature of the inner estuary. Human activities include water sports. There is a marina and some housing. Ramsar site no. 833. Most recent RIS information: 1995.

Administrative region: 
Dublin

  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    07-06-1996

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