A narrow inlet from the sea lets the tides in and out from the Salt Lough. A colony of Common Seals have made it their home. Look out for them basking on the rocks. The causeway at the head of the lough is a good place, especially at lower tides, to see birds feeding on the mud and seaweed covered rocks.
The black colour of the rocks below the high tide mark is caused by a black lichen.
Out beyond the Salt Lough in Mannin Bay keep a look out for Otters hunting in among the seaweed, Grey Seals (with a distinctive Roman nose profile) and Dolphins which can sometimes be seen when they visit Mannin Bay.
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