Humber - ( Humber Estuary)
The estuary is an important home for a vast
array of wildlife. Species include Grey Seal, & Lamprey a
primitive type of fish. Many other fish such as Flounder move
up & down the estuary feeding. It also acts as nurseries for
many North Sea fish including Codling.
Over one third of the estuary is exposed as mudflats & sandflats
at low tide. Mudflats attract invertebrates such as borrow-dwelling
worms & bivalves.These support the many varieties of fish
and winter feeding wading birds from Britain & Europe.
Sunset over the River From Barton
In addition to being home to many species
of wildlife it is home to a number of marinas & small boat
clubs and is used for a variety of social & recreational purposes.
As the Humber is the "natural route to Europe", it is
a very important commercial river. The ports handle over 60 million
tonnes of Cargo. The main industries are fresh & frozen food,
steel manufacture, chemicals, transport & distribution, agriculture,
oil & gas terminals.