Lover's Lake Nature Reserve

View looking Northeast across Lover’s Lake

Lover's Lake Nature Reserve

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Overseas territories)
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  • Area: 
    2.1 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    32°22'N 64°42'W
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The Site is a near-natural brackish/saline lake, located close to the coast. It is filled by saline tidal flows via subterranean channels, which favour the coexistence of both marine and brackish species. The lake is fringed by dense stands of black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) together with submerged beds of widgeon grass (Ruppia maritima) and turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum) as well as marginal saltmarsh plants. It supports an internationally important population of the Lover’s Lake killifish (Fundulus relictus), a rare and threatened species that is endemic to the Bermudian archipelago. It also supports interesting invertebrates and various bird species, including wintering and passage waterfowl. The lake hosts a significant number of educational field trips and has also been used to undertake taxonomic studies of the resident killifish population. No water sports, fishing or other activities take place on the lake, and it is inaccessible due to the surrounding mangrove trees. However, potential risk exists in case of a oil spill from the nearby dock, where ships land and fuel.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Reserve - Lover’s Lake Nature Reserve
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