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MESH South West Approaches Canyons Survey (MESH Cruise 01-07-01). Final Report

Davies, J.; Guinan, J.; Howell, K.; Stewart, H.. 2008 MESH South West Approaches Canyons Survey (MESH Cruise 01-07-01). Final Report. Mapping European Seabed Habitats (MESH), 156pp. (CR/08/024N) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report contains the results of a survey of the canyons in the South West Approaches area conducted during June 2007. The survey provided valuable geomorphological and biological data in an area with previously poor data and thus further enhanced our understanding of marine habitats found in UK offshore waters. During this survey, high quality multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data were successfully acquired over the study area and data from a range of habitats, including Annex I reef were collected. The data have enabled these habitats to be mapped and will allow an assessment against the interpretation of Annex I reef according to the EU Habitats directive.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Marine, Coastal and Hydrocarbons
Funders/Sponsors: European Union INTERREG IIIb Community Initiative, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This report made open by author June 2014. This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: Annex I habitat; Cold Water Coral; Deep Tow Boomer, Habitats Directive; Habitat Mapping; MESH; Multibeam; Sparker; South West Approaches; Submarine Canyon
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Marine Sciences
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Date made live: 09 Jun 2014 15:07 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/507378

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