Kosterhavets Nationalpark, Stromstad

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Kosterhavet National Park is the first national marine park in Sweden, inaugurated on September 2009. It is part of the Skagerrak sea and is located in Strömstad and Tanum municipalities in Bohuslän, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It consists of the sea and shores around the Koster Islands, excluding everything else on the islands. In the north, it borders the Norwegian marine park of Ytre Hvaler.NatureThe environment in the park is unique to Swedish waters. Over 6,000 marine species have been identified, about 200 of them can not to be found elsewhere in Sweden. The Kosterfjord (Koster Fjord) is 200m deep with relatively low temperature – 5to – and high salinity (about 35%). Brachiopod, sponge and coral larvae are brought in by currents from the Atlantic. Rare seabirds, such as Arctic terns and skuas, along with a large population of harbor seals have their habitat here. Plaice, cod and sea trout breed in the more shallow waters closer to the shore.
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  • Magnificent scenery, windy Lake called duga made our stay somewhat limited. Surprisingly a lot of vegetation on these islands in the middle of the sea. Would have expected a more barren landscape. Well worth a visit with the hope of calmer weather.
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  • great experience to be part of the archipelago and the visitor centre learn what hides in the sea. The National Park is quite unique-don't miss out on a visit here.
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  • Straightforward exhibition, but relatively boring presentation. I think one should be more than the average interested in life under the surface of the ocean to get huge dividends
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