Het Gotomeer

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Het Gotomeer

  • Country: 
    Netherlands
  • Site number: 
    202
  • Area: 
    150 ha
  • Designation date: 
    23-05-1980
  • Coordinates: 
    12°14'N 68°22'W
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Overview

Het Gotomeer. 23/05/80; Bonaire; 150 ha; 12°14'N 068°22'W. Within a National Park. A shallow, permanent, saline lagoon, isolated from the sea by a beach rock bank. Brine shrimp and brine fly are abundant in the hypersaline areas, providing valuable food sources for birds, including Phoenicopterus ruber ruber (100-500). The site is important for several species of breeding birds and for staging shorebirds which nest in North America. Ramsar site no. 202.

Administrative region: 
Bonaire

  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
  • Last publication date: 
    23-05-1980

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