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Loch Creran : a scrapbook journey

Donovan, Terry2006
Books, Manuscripts
This guide has emerged from a local project to manage the conservation interests of Loch Creran and aims to increase awareness and understanding of this special loch. The loch has been recognised for its unique habitats of bedrock reefs and living reefs which have been constructed by the serpulid tube worm Serpula vermicularis and the horse mussel Modiolus modiolus. During the 1880s W Anderson Smith, an amateur naturalist, spent many hours exploring Loch Creran's shores and its depths. He painted a vivid picture of the loch's wildlife, at the same time recording the life of that period. A selection of his observations have been included throughout this guide in an attempt to capture some of his enthusiasm and in recognition of his contribution to our knowledge of the loch. This guide has developed from conversations with individuals living and working on and around the loch, as well as information researched from many sources and the collection of a fantastic range of old and recent photographs. It describes the wildlife and natural habitats of the area as well as current commercial and leisure activity, with historical background provided where relevant.
Creran Publishing, 2006
60 p : prof. ill ; 21 cm
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