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Pobie Bank Reef Special Area of Conservation 2020 Cruise Report (1220S) 2021

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Abstract

Pobie Bank Reef SAC is in the North Sea, approximately 20 km east of Shetland, Scotland. The site has an area of 966 km2 and a depth range of 58 m to 137 m. Pobie Bank Reef SAC was designated to protect the seabed within the site, which meets the definition of ‘Annex I habitat type 1170: Reef’ as described in the EC Habitats Directive (referred to as ‘Annex I Reef’). As Pobie Bank Reef SAC crosses the 12 nm boundary, JNCC and NatureScot are jointly responsible for nature conservation in the MPA.

A survey at Pobie Bank Reef Special Area of Conservation (SAC) was carried out between 22 August and 7 September 2020 on the MRV Scotia cruise 1220S. This report describes the survey design and methodology, the events of the survey and the data collected. Results of analyses of the data collected will be reported on separately.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2021·05·01

Citation
Albrecht, J. & Stirling, D. 2021. Pobie Bank Reef Special Area of Conservation 2020 Cruise Report (1220S). JNCC/MSS Partnership Report No. 5, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 2634-2081.

Lineage
A survey at Pobie Bank Reef Special Area of Conservation (SAC) was carried out between 22 August and 7 September 2020 on the MRV Scotia cruise 1220S.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·05·25

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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