Broad Habitats - Standing Water And Canals

The Standing waters and canals broad habitat includes all water bodies, natural and man-made, that are characterised by slow water flow. In Scotland, it includes lakes, lochs, lochans, dubh lochans, pools, ponds and canals. Scotland is particularly well known for its standing waters and supports some of the largest British water bodies, such as Loch Lomond (largest surface area), Loch Ness (largest volume) and Loch Morar (greatest depth), as well as many thousands of smaller sites.

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