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JNCC/Cefas Partnership Report No. 26: CEND01/13X Fladen Grounds SMPA Survey Report 2020


The aim of survey CEND 01/13X was to gather high-quality evidence to confirm the presence of Priority Marine Features within three Scottish Offshore Nature Conservation MPA proposals within the Fladen Grounds Nature Conservation MPA proposals and to provide evidence to allow comparison of benthic assemblages between the sites.

At each site a combination of seabed sampling and video observations was undertaken. Due to the soft sediments expected, a 0.1m2 Day Grab was employed for all seabed sampling. The video data were collected from a camera sledge. Grab samples were collected at each target station. Video tows were collected at every third station but could be varied to improve spatial distribution.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2020·01·20

Vanstaen, K. (2020). CEND01/13X Fladen Grounds SMPA Survey Report. JNCC/Cefas Partnership Report No. 26. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 2051-6711.

The survey at the Fladen Grounds proposed Scottish Marine Protected Area was carried out in January 2013 on the RV Cefas Endeavour cruise CEND 01/13X.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·01·21

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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