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Croker Carbonate Slabs cSAC/SCI CEND23/15 Marine Mammal Observations Report 2016

Marine JNCC Publications Offshore Seabed Survey Seabed Habitats and Geology 2051-6711 CEND 23/15 Cetacean JNCCCEFAS reports Mammals Marine Marine Habitat Mapping Marine Habitats Marine protected area Species Croker Carbonate Slabs SCI Multibeam echo sounder Multi-beam echo sounder Side scan sonar Side-scan sonar

Abstract

This report details seismic operations and implementation of JNCC guidelines during a geophysical survey of the Croker Carbonate Slabs cSAC/SCI.

Summary

JNCC, in partnership with Cefas, undertook a geophysical and environmental monitoring survey of the Croker Carbonate Slabs cSAC/SCI between the 25 October and the 5 November 2015 on board the RV Cefas Endeavour (CEND 2315). The aim of the survey was to identify and map the methane derived authigenic carbonates (MDAC) which have been created by the seeping of the underlying gas into the substrate. Geophysical operations included the use of multi-beam echo sounders, side-scan sonar and sub bottom profiling boomer.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2016·02·01

Citation
Archer, S. & Albrecht, J., (2016), Croker Carbonate Slabs cSAC/SCI CEND23/15 Marine Mammal Observations Report, JNCC/Cefas Partnership Report Series No. 8, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 2051-6711.

Lineage
The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences and JNCC undertook a survey of the Croker Carbonate Slabs cSAC/SCI, conducted in October and November 2015, aboard the RV Cefas Endeavour (CEND 23/15).

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 2019·07·17

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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