Devon’s Shores and Shallow Seas: Ecology and Conservation of Seabed Habitats and Species

Hiscock, K. 2018 Devon’s Shores and Shallow Seas: Ecology and Conservation of Seabed Habitats and Species. Rep. Trans Devon. Ass. Advmt Sci., 150. 317-348.

[img]
Preview
Text
09 paper 317-348.pdf - Published Version
Available under License All Rights Reserved.

Download (11MB) | Preview
Official URL: https://devonassoc.org.uk/publications/transaction...

Abstract/Summary

Accounts of the marine life around Devon can be traced back to the nineteenth century. However, it was only from the end of that century that studying marine life included understanding the sorts of seabed habitats that species lived in and the assemblages of species that characterised those habitats. A great deal of leading work was carried out from the Marine Biological Association Laboratory in Plymouth to describe what was where. When scuba diving became possible from the 1950s, Devon again provided the ‘springboard’ for describing the rocky habitats of our shallow seas. Over the past 45 years, marine conservation imperatives have triggered a great many descriptive surveys of seabed habitats and several marine protected areas have been established around Devon since the designation of Lundy as Britain’s first Marine Nature Reserve in 1973, reflecting the great variety of seashore and seabed habitats around our coast and the presence of many special features.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Other (MBA)
Depositing User: Barbara Bultmann
Date made live: 18 Dec 2018 10:15
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2018 10:15
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/8057

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item