C4932 : A view from Cruckglass towards Lough Foyle

taken 17 years ago, near to Magheralahan, Cabry and Glencaw, Donegal, Ireland

A view from Cruckglass towards Lough Foyle
A view from Cruckglass towards Lough Foyle
The Lough Foyle Ramsar site (wetlands of international importance designated under the Ramsar Convention), is 2204.36 hectares in area, at Latitude 55 05 24 N and Longitude 07 01 37 W. It was designated a Ramsar site on 2 February 1999. The site consists of a large shallow sea lough which includes the estuaries of the rivers Foyle, Faughan and Roe. It contains extensive intertidal areas of mudflats and sandflats, salt marsh and associated brackish ditches. The site qualified under Criterion 1 of the Ramsar Convention because it is a particularly good representative example of a wetland complex which plays a substantial hydrological, biological and ecological system role in the natural functioning of a major river basin located in a trans-border position. It also qualified under Ramsar criterion 2 as it supports an appreciable number of rare, vulnerable or endangered species of plant and animal. A range of notable fish species have been recorded for the Lough Foyle estuary and the lower reaches of some of its tributary rivers. These include Allis shad, Twait shad, smelt and sea lamprey, all of which are Irish Red Data Book species. Important populations of Atlantic salmon migrate through the system to and from their spawning grounds.[3]
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C4932, 6 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 1 January, 2001   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 December, 2013
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! C 492 328 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:8.4082N 7:13.7180W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! C 488 318
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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