Inner Galway Bay

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Inner Galway Bay

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    11,905 ha
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    53°12'N 09°10'W
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Inner Galway Bay. 11/06/96; 11,905 ha; 53°12'N 009°10'W. The shallow sheltered part of a large sea bay with numerous intertidal inlets and small low islands composed of glacial deposits. The area provides important habitat for marine life along Ireland's west coast. The site supports the richest seaweed flora on the Irish Coast (500+ species) and 65% of the Irish marine algal flora occur in the area. The site supports internationally and nationally important numbers of numerous species of waterbirds. There is a large cormorant colony on Teer Island. Human activities include aquaculture. Ramsar site no. 838. Most recent RIS information: 1995.

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    • EU Natura 2000
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