A hobby project to photograph, identify and record the microscopic life in the freshwater lochs of Shetland.

By Kenny and David Gifford

Latest Site Visits

#97: Loch of Flatpunds

 10

September 9th, 2020

#96: Loch of Grutwick

 19

August 29th, 2020

#95: Laurence Loch

 13

August 19th, 2020

Species

Recorded in project to date:

  • 113 Species
  • 90 Genera
  • 68 Families
  • 1105 Records
  • 2347 Record Images
  • 17 Record Videos

About

This website is intended as a hobby project by father and son Kenny and David Gifford, with the aim to photograph, identify and record the microscopic life in the freshwater lochs of the Shetland Islands. It is hoped that this website will be of interest to students of freshwater biology, anglers, naturalists, ecologists, as well as casual observers. The website is updated as a blog, with records photographed and added to the site after each loch visit…

Notice regarding identifications

Please note this is an amateur project. Best efforts are made to identify species. However this website should not be relied on as a reference. Assistance with identifications and taxonomy is very much welcomed — please contact us.