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CEND23/15 Cruise Report: Monitoring Survey of Croker Carbonate Slabs cSAC/SCI 2016

Marine JNCC Publications Offshore Seabed Survey Seabed Habitats and Geology 2051-6711 JNCCCEFAS reports Marine Marine conservation zone Marine Habitats Marine protected area Monitoring Protected sites monitoring Nature Conservation Croker Carbonate Slabs SCI Drop camera Multibeam echo sounder Multi-beam echo sounder Side scan sonar Side-scan sonar still and video imagery


The monitoring survey of the Croker Carbonate Slabs candidate Special Area of Conservation (cSAC) and Site of Community Importance (SCI) was carried out between 24 October and 6 November 2015. Indicators of the presence of methane, including active gas seabed seepage, and extensive formations with the appearance of Methane-Derived Authigenic Carbonate (MDAC) were identified. Samples of this potential MDAC were collected using a mini-Hamon grab from a number of stations across the site.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2016·03·01

Wood, D., Jenkins, C., Eggett, A., Judd, A. & Golding, N. 2016. CEND23/15 Cruise Report Monitoring Survey of Croker Carbonate Slabs cSAC/SCI. JNCC/Cefas Partnership Report No. 10, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 2051-6711.

The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences and JNCC undertook a survey of Croker Carbonate Slabs cSAC/SCI, conducted in October and November 2015, aboard the RV Cefas Endeavour (CEND 23/15).

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·07·20

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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