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Bassurelle Sandbank SAC Monitoring Report 2017 2020

Marine JNCC Publications Offshore Seabed Survey Seabed Habitats and Geology 2051-6711 JNCCCEFAS reports Marine Marine Habitat Mapping Marine protected area JNCC-CEFAS 36 Habitats Directive - Annex I Bassurelle Sandbank SAC


Bassurelle Sandbank Special Area of Conservation (SAC) is a Marine Protected Area (MPA) located in the Dover Strait, 30 km south of the Dungeness peninsula within the ‘Eastern English Channel’ Charting Progress 2 (CP2) sea area. The site was designated to protect the Annex I Habitat ‘Sandbanks which are slightly covered by seawater all the time’.

This monitoring report is informed by data acquired during the first Sentinel (Type 1) monitoring survey carried out at the Bassurelle Sandbank SAC in 2017 and will form part of the ongoing time series data for this MPA. The report describes the extent and distribution of the topographical sandbank and supporting habitat and determines the structural and functional attributes of this feature. It also compares sediment composition and biological assemblages to observations made during the habitat verification survey in 2013.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2020·12·01

Clare, D., Hawes, J. & McBreen, F. 2020. Bassurelle Sandbank SAC Monitoring Report 2017. JNCC/Cefas Partnership Report No. 36, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 2051-6711, Crown Copyright.

This work was delivered by Cefas and JNCC on behalf of the Marine Protected Areas Survey Coordination & Evidence Delivery Group (MPAG) and sponsored by Defra.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·12·11

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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