ST3869 : Severn Estuary saltmarsh

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Clevedon, North Somerset, Great Britain

Severn Estuary saltmarsh
Severn Estuary saltmarsh
A view across the gloopy mud of the saltmarsh across the Severn Estuary to wales in the far distance. The black ridge on the right are the Blackstone rocks.

The Severn Estuary is a Special Protection Area - European Marine Site. It has the second highest tidal range in the world at 12 metres. This tidal regime results in plant and animal communities typical of the extreme physical conditions of strong flows, mobile sediments, changing salinity, high turbidity and heavy scouring.

The site is important in the spring and autumn migration periods for waders moving along the west coast of Europe, as well as in winter for large numbers of waterbirds including swans, geese, ducks and waders. These bird populations are regarded as internationally important.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 January, 2008
Category
Estuary   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 383 696 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.3550N 2:53.2735W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 385 694
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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