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Liverpool Bay
Bay
is a bay of the Irish Sea
Irish Sea
between northeast Wales, Cheshire, Lancashire
Lancashire
and Merseyside
Merseyside
to the east of the Irish Sea. The bay is a classic example of a region of freshwater influence. Liverpool Bay
Bay
has historically suffered from reduced oxygen content from prior massive discharges of sewage sludge, according to C.Michael Hogan.[1] The rivers Alt, Clwyd, Dee, Ribble and Mersey drain into the bay. The bay is littered with wrecks and has many dive sites. The bay also contains several oil and gas fields including the Douglas Complex, with a combined daily capacity (January 2008) of 60,000 barrels. The UK's first major offshore wind farm, North Hoyle, is located in the south of the bay, which is a busy shipping route to the Mersey Docks. The land area around the bay is occasionally referred to as the "Liverpool Bay
Bay
Area". Though the term is seen by some as a possible official alternative to Merseyside, it is more often used to describe a much wider area which may include the West Lancashire
Lancashire
towns of Ormskirk
Ormskirk
and Skelmersdale
Skelmersdale
to the north, St Helens and Warrington
Warrington
to the east and Chester
Chester
plus North Wales
Wales
to the south. In this sense, it is often promoted by local thinkers and urbanists to encourage regional co-operation in both economic and cultural terms. It is not recognised by the British Government as a strategic economic sub-region, however. Despite having its advocates, the term is still not particularly common in the area. The English portion of Liverpool Bay
Bay
is one of the 120 natural areas into which England is divided by Natural England for conservation purposes.[2]

Contents

1 Wind power 2 Notable ships lost in Liverpool Bay 3 See also 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links

Wind power[edit] Wind turbines which are the biggest in the world as of 2017 have been installed in Liverpool Bay.[3] Notable ships lost in Liverpool Bay[edit]

SS City of Brussels Ellan Vannin PS Lelia Ocean Monarch Resurgam HMS Thetis

See also[edit]

Douglas Complex Offshore Storage Installation (Liverpool Bay)

References[edit]

^ C. Michael Hogan. 2011. Irish Sea. eds P.Saundry & C.Cleveland. encyclopedia of Earth. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC ^ Natural England: Natural Areas: 117 Liverpool Bay
Bay
Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine. (accessed 13 April 2010) ^ Mersey feat: world's biggest wind turbines go online near Liverpool The Guardian

Further reading[edit]

Coward, T.A.; Oldham, C. (1910). The vertebrate fauna of Cheshire
Cheshire
and Liverpool Bay. I. London: Witherby & Co.  Coward, T.A.; Oldham, C. (1910). The vertebrate fauna of Cheshire
Cheshire
and Liverpool Bay. II. London: Witherby & Co.  Liverpool Marine Biology Committee (1886). Herdman, W. A., ed. The first report upon the fauna of Liverpool Bay
Bay
and the neighboring seas. London: Longmans, Green & Co.  Liverpool Marine Biology Committee (1889). Herdman, W. A., ed. The second report upon the fauna of Liverpool Bay
Bay
and the neighboring seas. Liverpool: Turner, Routledge & Co.  Liverpool Marine Biology Committee (1892). Herdman, W. A., ed. The third volume of reports upon the fauna of Liverpool Bay
Bay
and the neighboring seas. Liverpool: Thomas Dobb & Co.  Liverpool Marine Biology Committee (1895). Herdman, W. A., ed. The fourth volume of reports upon the fauna of Liverpool Bay
Bay
and the neighboring seas. Liverpool: Thomas Dobb & Co.  Liverpool Marine Biology Committee (1900). Herdman, W. A., ed. The fifth report upon the fauna of Liverpool Bay
Bay
and the neighboring seas. Liverpool: C. Tinling & Co. 

External links[edit]

School of Ocean Sciences Bangor Diving Liverpool Bay Real-time map of shipping in the bay

Coordinates: 53°32′N 3°12′W / 53.533°N 3.200°W / 53

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