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Skene, Loch of

General Information

Description The Loch of Skene is a shallow, nutrient-rich freshwater lake fringed by reedbeds.
Country United Kingdom
Latitude 57° 9' 0" (57.1500)
Longitude -2° 21' 0" (-2.3500)

Physical Characteristics

Type Fresh


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Description Skene holds international important numbers of wintering swans and geese and nationally important numbers of Bucephala clangula and Mergus merganser.
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
Species of Concern



Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities

Additional Data Sources

Duker, L. and L. Borre. 2001. Biodiversity conservation of the world's lakes: a preliminary framework for identifying priorities. LakeNet Report Series Number 2. Annapolis, Maryland USA.

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