Marine Conservation Zone Benthic Community Analysis (August 2016) 2016
Marine JNCC Publications Offshore Seabed Survey Protected Areas Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 JNCC report series Marine Marine conservation zone Marine Habitats 595 Drop camera Grabs still and video imagery Towed video Video Tows
This report provides details of the common methodology and approach adopted for marine community analysis.
This includes methods for the data handling and analysis of infaunal and epifaunal datasets, how the epifaunal data was used to support the infaunal analysis and how any associated geophysical acoustic data were used to provide contextual information.
Seven of the MCZ sites surveyed were prioritised for biotope classification using benthic community statistical analysis.
The MCZ/rMCZ Sites analysed were:
Holderness Offshore rMCZ
Inner Bank rMCZ
North-West of Jones Bank MCZ
South of the Isles of Scilly rMCZ
Farnes East MCZ
Greater Haig Fras MCZ
Offshore Overfalls MCZ
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2016·08·31
Sotheran, I., Welch, R., Benson, A. & Jones, L., (2016), Marine Conservation Zone Benthic Community Analysis, JNCC Report No. 595, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
Defra commissioned a range of research to collect information on the marine environment within offshore Marine Conservation Zones. These data were gathered to provide evidence to underpin the MCZ designation or site recommendation.
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Limitations on public access No limitations
Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2019·07·19
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