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Offshore seabed survey of Wight-Barfleur Reef SAC 2021


The dedicated multidisciplinary survey (survey code CEND 03/13) was conducted in March 2013 aboard the RV Cefas Endeavour with the principal aim of collecting information to better delineate the extent of Annex I reef (both bedrock and stony subtypes) within the area, which will be used to assist with the development of management advice in relation to the areas and features designated for conservation.

In addition, further evidence was acquired to define more accurately the transitional boundaries between coarse/mixed sediments in the northern and western areas of the cSAC, and to enable a better understanding of the distribution of sedimentary and reef habitats within the palaeovalley situated in the south-eastern section of the survey area.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2021·09·30

Barrio Froján, C., Diesing, M. & Rance, J. 2021. Offshore seabed survey of Wight-Barfleur Reef SAC. JNCC/Cefas Partnership Report Series No. 24. JNCC, Peterborough. ISSN 2051-6711.

This report describes the findings of a dedicated survey by JNCC in partnership with Cefas to Wight Barfleur Reef Special Area of Conservation (survey code CEND 03/13) conducted in March 2013.

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Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·10·01

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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