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Species in this Guide: 24
Biodiversity In Carmarthen Bay Area
Created by: Tingting Zhao, BSc Biological Science & Genetics
Guide Description

Site details

UK map showing location of Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd SAC/SCI/cSAC

CountryWales
Unitary Authority Abertawe/ Swansea; Caerfyrddin/ Carmarthenshire; Penfro/ Pembrokeshire
Centroid*SS357991
Latitude51 40 00 N
Longitude04 22 35 W
SAC EU codeUK0020020
StatusDesignated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha)66101.16
*  This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case rn of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.

General site character

Marine areas. Sea inlets (82.1%)
rnTidal rivers. Estuaries. Mud flats. Sand flats. Lagoons (including saltwork basins) (13.7%)
rnSalt marshes. Salt pastures. Salt steppes (4.1%)
rnShingle. Sea cliffs. Islets (0.1%)

The above information if from JNCC:

http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/protectedsites/sacselection/sac.asp?EUcode=UK0020020