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Survey of North Wales and Pembrokeshire Tide Influenced Communities
Citation
UK National Biodiversity Network, Countryside Council for Wales - Survey of North Wales and Pembrokeshire Tide Influenced Communities
Contact: Natural Resources Wales (NRW), more

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Description
Marine biological surveys of seabed and shore habitats in four areas exposed to strong tidal currents around southwest and northwest Wales, made in summer 2002 and 2003. more

Marine biological surveys of seabed and shore habitats in four areas exposed to strong tidal currents around southwest and northwest Wales, made in summer 2002 and 2003. Survey work focused on rocky reefs and tidal rapids, and recorded the extent, quality and composition of the biotopes and communities. The results forms the basis for CCW Contract Science Report 611. Tidal Rapids are a UK Biodiversity Action Plan feature and rocky Reefs are an Annex I feature under the Habitats Directive (1992). These features are of conservation importance and the data collected during this survey is used to help define conservation objectives and inform decisions regarding protection and management. The survey was conducted on the shore or by diving. Survey methods were based on the standard Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR) techniques using in-situ identification of conspicuous species and description of habitat and community characteristics. Subtidal and intertidal components of the fieldwork were carried out separately. Further details of these standard methodologies are given in MNCR Rational and Methods (Hiscock 1996). Each site survey was recorded immediately on standard MNCR recording forms. Work carried out for CCW under contract by Coastal Assessment, Liaison & Monitoring (CALM), Jon Moore. Geographical coverage
  • Menai Strait - Subtidal and intertidal
  • Daugleddau Estuary & Milford Haven - Subtidal and intertidal
  • North West Anglesey - Subtidal only
  • West Pembrokeshire - Subtidal only Three of the four areas also lie within marine candidate Special Areas of Conservation (cSACs); (Rocky reefs are major features of the cSACs.) Temporal Coverage:
  • Menai Strait: 01 to 05 August 2002 (subtidal) and 07 to 10 September 2002 (intertidal)
  • Daugleddau Estuary & Milford Haven: 30 August to 04 September 2002 (subtidal) and 07 to 09 October 2002 (intertidal) North West Anglesey: 24 to 27 June 2003 (subtidal)
  • West Pembrokeshire: 23 to 26 July 2003 (subtidal) Additional Information Sources: Kirsten Ramsey, Sub-tidal Team Leader, Marine and Freshwater Sciences Group, CCW, Maes-y-Ffynnon, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DW.

  • Scope
    Themes:
    Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish, Biology > Macroalgae
    Keywords:
    Marine, Algae, Macrobenthos, Phytobenthos, Zoobenthos, ANE, British Isles, Wales

    Geographical coverage
    ANE, British Isles, Wales Stations [Marine Regions]
    North Wales and Pembrokeshire

    Contributors
    National Biodiversity Network Trust (NBN), moredata providerdata creator
    Natural Resources Wales (NRW), moredata creatordata owner

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    Published in:
    EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more


    Dataset status: Completed
    Data type: Data
    Data origin: Research: field survey
    Metadatarecord created: 2009-03-04
    Information last updated: 2011-01-05
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