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Spynie, Loch

General Information

Description This shallow Scottish lagoon developed in the 16th century from the closure of a tidal inlet.
Country United Kingdom
Latitude 57° 41' 0" (57.6833)
Longitude -3° 17' 0" (-3.2833)

Physical Characteristics

Type Fresh


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Description Internationally important numbers of geese returning to Icelandic breeding grounds winter here.
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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