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Assessing the sensitivity of Sabellaria spinulosa reef biotopes to pressures associated with human activities 2014

Marine Human Activities JNCC Publications Pressures Seabed Habitats and Geology Extraction – Sand and gravel (aggregates) 0963-8091 Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats Monitoring Pollution 504 EUNIS OSPAR threatened/declining habitats

Abstract

JNCC commissioned this project to generate an improved understanding of the sensitivities of Sabellaria spinulosa reefs based on the OSPAR habitat definition. This work aimed to provide an evidence base to facilitate and support management advice for Marine Protected Areas, development of UK marine monitoring and assessment, and conservation advice to offshore marine industries.

The purpose of this project was to produce sensitivity assessments with supporting evidence for S. spinulosa habitats as defined by OSPAR, which distinguishes two sub-types of reef: S. spinulosa reefs on rock (EUNIS code: A4.22; National Marine Habitat Classification for UK and Ireland code: CR.MCR.CSab), and S. spinulosa reefs on mixed (sediment) substrata (EUNIS code: A5.611; National Marine Habitat Classification for UK and Ireland code: SS.SBR.PoR.SspiMx). This assessment does not include S. spinulosa habitats that occur in the intertidal.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014·08·01

Citation
Gibb, N., Tillin, H., Pearce, B. & Tyler-Walters, H. 2014. Assessing the sensitivity of *Sabellaria spinulosa* reef biotopes to pressures associated with human activities, JNCC Report No. 504. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963 8091.

Lineage
This project was commissioned to generate an improved understanding of the sensitivities of Sabellaria spinulosa reefs, based on the OSPAR habitat definition.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·11·01

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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