Somerset Long Bay Pond

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Somerset Long Bay Pond

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom
  • Site number: 
    985
  • Area: 
    1 ha
  • Designation date: 
    11-05-1999
  • Coordinates: 
    32°18'N 64°52'W
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Overview

Somerset Long Bay Pond. 11/05/99; Bermuda; 1 ha; 32°17'N 064°51'W. A former tidal swamp that was filled in as a garbage dump and then restored into a brackish to freshwater pond with mangrove islets, separated from the sea by a beach dune. It is a low-lying sandy/peaty back beach area. The site supports Red and Black Mangrove and provides habitat for the Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) and American Coot (Fulica americana). The site is used for tourism. Ramsar site no. 985. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Somerset Island

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    11-05-1999

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