Tralee Bay

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Tralee Bay

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  • Area: 
    861 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    52°15'N 09°48'W
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Tralee Bay. 10/07/89; Kerry; 861 ha; 52°16'N 009°48'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Nature Reserve. A shallow embayment fringed by sandy beaches and protected from the sea by a rocky promontory and sand spits. The site includes a compound spit of a series of pebble beaches and sand dunes and extensive saltmarsh and mudflats. This complex of habitats is of considerable geomorphological and botanical interest. The mudflats support one of the four largest areas of Zostera (Z. noltii and Z. angustifolia) in Ireland. In winter the reserve supports internationally important numbers of the goose Branta bernicla hrota and various other waterbirds. Ramsar site no. 440.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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