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Offshore seabed survey of Turbot Bank possible MPA 2019

Marine JNCC Publications Offshore Seabed Survey Seabed Habitats and Geology 2051-6711 Evidence Habitats JNCCCEFAS reports Marine Marine Habitats Marine protected area RV Cefas Endeavour Specific localities UK Identification of Annex 1 Reef and subtypes Grabs Multibeam echo sounder Multi-beam echo sounder Particle size analysis Turbot Bank sMPA


The survey cruise was undertaken during November and December 2012, on the RV Cefas Endeavour


The aim of this survey was to gather high quality evidence to confirm the presence of Priority Marine Features and Annex I habitats within the Turbot Bank pMPA site, and to contribute to an evaluation of site condition. Further information on Priority Marine Features and Annex I habitats, relevant to offshore Scottish waters, can be found in Appendices 1-4.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·07·08

Eggleton, J., Diesing, M. & Schinaia, S. 2019. Offshore seabed survey of Turbot Bank possible MPA. JNCC/Cefas Partnership Report No. 20. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 2051-6711.

In November 2012, the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and JNCC conducted an acoustic and groundtruth survey of the Turbot Bank pMPA.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·07·09

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Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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