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2011, Marine Ecological Surveys Limited, Impacts of Marine Aggregate Extraction on Adjacent Sabellaria spinulosa aggregations and Other Benthic Fauna

2011, Marine Ecological Surveys Limited, Impacts of Marine Aggregate Extraction on Adjacent Sabellaria spinulosa aggregations and Other Benthic Fauna

Topic categories:

Benthic Ecology

Sedimentology

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Marine Aggregate

Collection date:

Apr 2008 - Apr 2010

Development:

Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF)

Publication date:

May 2021

Organisation:

Marine Ecological Surveys Limited

Phase:

Pre-construction

Description

This project looks at the effects of dredging on adjacent sediment composition, S. spinulosa aggregations and benthic communities.  Eight sampling events were undertaken over two years.  The first one immediately prior to the start of dredging, and the other seven at various intervals thereafter.  It also tries to determine the life-cycle of S. spi...