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Understanding the marine environment – seabed habitat investigations of submarine structures in the mid Irish Sea and Solan Bank Area of Search (AoS) 2010

Marine JNCC Publications Offshore Seabed Survey 0963-8091 JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats 430

Abstract

In May 2008 (18–27 May), a survey (CEND 11/08) commissioned by JNCC (Whomersley et al, 2008) undertook seabed habitat investigations of two Areas of Search (AoS) for offshore SACs – the Mid-Irish Sea AoS and the Solan Bank AoS. This report presents detailed geomorphological and biological information pertaining to both Areas of Search.

The objectives of the survey were to acquire high-quality acoustic data capable of identifying and delineating habitats listed under Annex I of the 1992 EC Habitats Directive; primarily the Annex I habitat Submarine structures made by leaking gases in the Mid-Irish Sea AoS and Annex I Reef habitat in the Solan Bank AoS.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2010·03·01

Citation
Whomersley, P., Wilson, C., Clements, A., Brown, C., Long, D., Leslie, A. & Limpenny. D. 2010. Understanding the marine environment – seabed habitat investigations of submarine structures in the mid Irish Sea and Solan Bank Area of Search (AoS). JNCC Report No. 430. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report presents the findings of JNCC contract F90-01-200: “Understanding the marine environment-seabed habitat investigations of submarine structures in the mid-Irish Sea and Solan Bank Areas of Search (AoS)”.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·05·06

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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