Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy


Site overview: This site is in the north-west of the UK. It is an important area for saltmarsh and mudflats. Several types of fish, including sea and river lampreys, swim through this site.


Designation Status
Designated
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Special Area of Conservation
MPA Purpose
areas which have been identified as best representing the range and variety within the European Union of habitats and (non-bird) species listed on Annexes I and II to the Directive


Coordinates

53° 19' 44" North,
3° 10' 53" West

Surface Area

158.17 km2
(61.07 mi.2 )

Perimeter

149.89 km
(93.14 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site

Habitat

  • Atlantic salt meadows (Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae))
  • Estuaries
  • Intertidal mudflats and sandflats (Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide)

Species

  • Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)

Habitat

  • Glasswort and other annuals colonising mud and sand (Salicornia and other annuals colonising mud and sand)
  • Annual vegetation of drift lines