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Marine Nature Conservation Review: Sector 5. South-east Scotland and north-east England: Area summaries 1998


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 5) covers the results of studies of the coast from North Berwick in Lothian (south-east Scotland) to Flamborough Head in the East Riding of Yorkshire (north-east England). The studies included field surveys of the shores and nearshore subtidal zone to describe the marine habitats and communities (together referred to as biotopes) and to assess their marine natural heritage importance. Comparable data from other organisations have been added to provide information on over 1,000 sites within the region and analysed to classify the biotopes present. Information on the designated conservation sites and main human activities in the region 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 (Bass Rock) to 10 (Holy Island (north and east) and the Fame Islands).
  • Part 2: Area summaries 11 (Bamburgh to Alnmouth) to 20 (Tees Bay)
  • Part 3: Area summaries 21 (Tees estuary) to 24 (Flamborough Head) and Appendices A, B & C.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1998··

Brazier, D.P., Davies, J., Holt, R.H.F., & Murray, E. 1998. Marine Nature Conservation Review: Sector 5. South-east Scotland and north-east England: Area summaries (Coasts and seas of the United Kingdom. MNCR series). JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 86107 433 6.

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 2023·08·30

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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