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

#117: Lochan at North Hamarsland

 31

July 13th, 2021

#116: Little Water

 24

June 26th, 2021

#115: Lochan east of Gunnister (Unst)

 11

June 16th, 2021

Species

Recorded in project to date:

  • 140 Species
  • 117 Genera
  • 83 Families
  • 1608 Records
  • 3739 Record Images
  • 22 Record Videos

Lochs

80 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.