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River Humber - ( Humber Estuary) - Barton-upon-Humber


River 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.


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Longest Bridges in the World [Go Back]
Name
Country
Length
Year Opened
Width
Akashi Kaikyo
Japan
1990
1998
30.0
Great Belt
Denmark
1624
1998
23.6
Humber
England
1410
1981
18.2
Jiangyin Jiangsu
China
1385
1999
30.0
Tsing Ma
Hong Kong
1377
1997
30.7
Verrazano Narrows
USA
1298
1964
25.3
Golden Gate
USA
1280
1937
25.0
Hoga Kusten
Denmark
1210
1997
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Mackinac
USA
1158
1957
16.0
Mihami Bison Seto
Japan
1100
1988
22.5