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Marine Nature Conservation Review: Sector 13. Sealochs in west Scotland: Area summaries 2007


The Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR) began in 1987. Its aim was to provide information describing the marine habitats, communities and species around Great Britain. This was collected in such a way as to underpin the development of management systems for marine nature conservation and to support the identification of marine protected areas.

This volume (MNCR Sector 13) covers the sealochs of west Scotland. The studies included field surveys of the shores and the sublittoral zone between 1988 and 1997 to describe the habitats and communities (together referred to as biotopes) present and to assess their marine natural heritage importance. Comparable data from other organisations or previous studies have been added to provide information on 1,855 sites, and the data analysed to classify the biotopes present. Information on the designated nature conservation sites and main human influences in the sealochs has also been compiled.

Please note that this resource has been produced from a scan of an original document. You may therefore experience fluctuations in quality and large file sizes.

Due to the file size of the volume, it is divided into the following parts:

  • Part 1: Prelims, Introduction & Area summaries 1 (Loch Indaal) to 10 (Loch Feochan);
  • Part 2: Area summaries 11 (Loch Etive) to 17 (Loch Sunart and Loch Teacuis);
  • Part 2: Area summaries 18 (Loch a' Chumhainn) to 24 (Loch Don) and Appendices A to C.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2007··

Dipper, F.A., Howson, C.M & Steele, D. 2007. Marine Nature Conservation Review Sector 13. Sealochs in west Scotland: Area summaries (Coasts and seas of the United Kingdom. MNCR series). JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 86107 467 0.

This volume forms part the Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR), which commenced in 1987 under the Nature Conservancy Council and continued in 1991 under JNCC until 2005.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·09·06

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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