UK Biodiversity: Action Plan for Saline Lagoons
5.3.1 Create a lagoons working group to define best management practices, lagoon creation and colonisation/re-introduction of characteristic species by 1996. (ACTION: CCW, EN, JNCC, MAFF, SNH)
7. Key references
Bamber, R.N. 1997. Assessment of saline lagoons within Special Areas of Conservation. English Nature Research Report No. 235, English Nature, Peterborough.
Bamber, R.N. 1999. Assessment of saline lagoon resource in Wales. Natural History Museum, London (ECM Report No. 646/99).
Sections on lagoons in Coastal Directories Series, eg:
Bamber, R.N. & Barnes, R.S.K. 1998. Chapter 3.4 Coastal Lagoons. In: C.F. Robson, S.S. Kaznowska, J.P. Doody, N.C. Davidson & A.L. Buck eds. Coasts and seas of the United Kingdom. Region 8 - Sussex: Rye Bay to Chichester Harbour. Coastal Directories Series, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough.
Barnes R.S.K.1994. The brackish-water fauna of northwest Europe. An identification guide to brackish-water habitats, ecology and macrofauna for field workers, naturalists and students. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Covey, R., Fortune, F., Nichols, D. & Thorpe, K. 1998. Marine Nature Conservation Review Sectors 3, 4, 12, 13 & 15. Lagoons in mainland Scotland and the Inner Hebrides: area summaries. Coasts and seas of the United Kingdom MNCR Series, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough.
Downie, A.J. 1996. Saline lagoons and lagoon-like saline ponds in England. English Nature Science No. 29, English Nature, Peterborough.
Pye, K. & French, P.W. 1993. Targets for coastal re-creation. English Nature Science No. 13, English Nature, Peterborough.
Smith, B.P. & Laffoley, D. 1992. Saline lagoons and lagoon-like habitats. English Nature Science No. 6, English Nature, Peterborough.
Thorpe, K. 1998. Marine Nature Conservation Review Sectors 1 & 2. Lagoons in Shetland and Orkney: area summaries. Coasts and seas of the United Kingdom MNCR Series, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough.
Thorpe, K., Dalkin, M.J., Fortune, F. & Nichols, D.M. 1998. Marine
Nature Conservation Review Sector 14. Lagoons in the Outer Hebrides: area
summaries. Coasts and seas of the United Kingdom MNCR Series, Joint Nature
Conservation Committee, Peterborough.
Annex to the saline lagoons habitat action plan: species
1.1 A number of species found only, or predominantly, in saline lagoons are listed as priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. The species considered to be associated with saline lagoons are:
starlet sea anemone Nematostella vectensis
Ivell`s sea anemone Edwardsia ivelli
lagoon sandworm Armandia cirrhosa
the hydroid Clavopsella navis
lagoon sand shrimp Gammarus insensibilis
the lagoon seaslug Tenellia adspersa
Baltic stonewort Chara baltica
bearded stonewort Chara canescens
foxtail stonewort Lamprothamnium papulosum
bird`s nest stonewort Tolypella nidifica.
1.2 Given the intimate association of the listed species with their lagoonal habitat, and therefore between threats, actions and management for such species and the habitat, it is considered appropriate to link the species with the saline lagoons habitat action plan. Consequently, all of the species (except the two anemone species for which species action plans have already been published) are addressed through species statements rather than being subject to individual species action plans. It is considered that the group steering the implementation of the habitat action plan will also address the species concerned.
UK Biodiversity Edwardsia ivelli
Brackish hydroid (Clavopsella navis)
Adur Biodiversity Glasswort Page