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2007, Marine Ecological Surveys Limited, Recoverability of Sabellaria Spinulosa Following Aggregate Extraction, Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund

2007, Marine Ecological Surveys Limited, Recoverability of Sabellaria Spinulosa Following Aggregate Extraction, Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund

Topic categories:

Benthic Ecology

Sedimentology

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Marine Aggregate

Collection date:

Sep 2006 - Apr 2007

Development:

Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF)

Publication date:

May 2021

Organisation:

Marine Ecological Surveys Limited

Phase:

Pre-construction

Description

Sabellaria spinulosa aggregations have long been a subject of discussion between regulators and marine developers in the UK. The habitat created by these sand grain structures have been widely reported as supporting a unique and diverse fauna that would not otherwise be found on the seabed (UKBAP, 2007). Aggregate dredging and trawling are known to...