TG0544 : Saline lagoons

taken 9 years ago, near to Cley Next The Sea, Norfolk, Great Britain

Saline lagoons
Saline lagoons
A landward view from the shingle bank towards the village of Cley. St Margaret's church > LinkExternal link can be glimpsed on the horizon.

The lagoons immediately behind the shingle bank are influenced by sea water and fresh water. At times they can be completely dry and sometimes they can be saltier than the sea. Due to these unique conditions, a rare assemblage of wildlife can be found here and saline lagoons are recognised as being one of the most important habitats for wildlife in Europe. Ever since management of the shingle bank has ceased it is getting shallower, spreading landwards at an estimated rate of approximately 1 metre/year, resulting in the saline lagoons being filled in.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 February, 2009
Category
Marshland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 055 443 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.4103N 1:3.5473E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 059 448
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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