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

#109: Burn of Cattikismires

 27

March 27th, 2021

#108: Laxo Burn

 16

March 20th, 2021

#107: Marsh south of Trebister Loch

 30

March 15th, 2021

Species

Recorded in project to date:

  • 135 Species
  • 109 Genera
  • 79 Families
  • 1328 Records
  • 2972 Record Images
  • 20 Record Videos

Lochs

73 lochs and burns visited to date.

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.