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Biotope analysis of archived stills from the SEA7 region of Scotland's seas (2011) 2014

Marine JNCC Publications Offshore Seabed Survey Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitat Mapping Marine Habitats Monitoring Surveillance and Monitoring 502 Barra Fan and Hebrides Terrace Seamount NCMPA Drop camera Geikie Slide and the Hebridean Slope NCMPA

Abstract

In 2011, JNCC commissioned SAMS to undertake habitat and taxonomic analysis of seabed photos captured during research cruises on the Hebridean Slope.

The benthic ecology of the SEA7 region, which includes the areas discussed in this report, has been reviewed in detail by Davies et al (2006). With respect to the Scottish continental slope, most of the available information comes from the benthic sampling programmes conducted by the late Professor John Gage (and various co-workers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science) from the early 1970s onwards.

Matches between JNCC biotopes and the SEA7 macrofaunal samples are extremely weak, relying on the presence of rare species, or of taxa defined at high taxonomic levels (e.g. Nematoda, Polynoidae) and not those that characterize the JNCC biotopes.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2014·07·01

Citation
Hughes, D., Nickell, T. & Gontarek, S. 2014. Biotope analysis of archived stills from the SEA7 region of Scotland's seas (2011), JNCC Report No. 502. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
JNCC commissioned a habitat and taxonomic analysis of seabed photos captured during research cruises on the Hebridean Slope in 2011.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·02·21

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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