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Marine Conservation Zone Benthic Community Analysis (September 2017) 2017

Marine JNCC Publications Offshore Seabed Survey Protected Areas Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 JNCC report series Marine Marine conservation zone Marine Habitats 608 Marine Drop camera Grabs still and video imagery Towed video Video Tows

Abstract

This report provides details of the common methodology and approach adopted for marine community analysis.

Summary

Seven of the MCZ sites surveyed were prioritised for biotope classification using benthic community statistical analysis. Three additional sites have subsequently been identified for biotope classification using benthic community statistical analysis. This has been undertaken as an additional phase to the work and the findings are presented in this report.

Regional MCZ project ‘Recommended MCZs’ (rMCZs) analysed:

• Compass Rose rMCZ

• Markham’s Triangle rMCZ

• South Rigg rMCZ

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2017·09·01

Citation
Sotheran, I., Benson, A. & Johnston, C.M., (2017) Marine Conservation Zone Benthic Community Analysis, JNCC Report No. 608. JNCC, Peterborough. ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
Defra commissioned a range of research to collect information on the marine environment within offshore Marine Conservation Zones. These data were gathered to provide evidence to underpin the MCZ designation or site recommendation.

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 2019·07·08

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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