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

#92: Mill Lochs

 31

July 26th, 2020

#91: Lochan near Upper Gillgordie Brogs

 12

July 20th, 2020

#90: Robert Tait's Hill

 27

July 7th, 2020

Species

Recorded in project to date:

  • 112 Species
  • 88 Genera
  • 66 Families
  • 1006 Records
  • 2065 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.