Report 630
1218S Cruise Report: Monitoring survey of Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt NCMPA, Rosemary Bank Seamount NCMPA and Wyville Thomson Ridge SAC
(2019)
Taylor, J., Drewery, J. & Boulcott, P.
JNCC and Marine Scotland Science undertook an offshore seabed survey of Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area, Rosemary Bank Seamount NCMPA and Wyville Thomson Ridge Special Area of Conservation aboard the Marine Research Vessel Scotia from 21 August 2018 to 15 September 2018 (survey code 1218S).

Summary

The aims of the 1218S survey were to gather initial data for site condition monitoring time-series’ at Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt NCMPA and Wyville Thomson Ridge SAC, and to gather data to better characterise the communities and habitats at Rosemary Bank Seamount NCMPA to help inform future Marine Protected Area monitoring efforts at this site.

Please note that observations made in this Cruise Report represent preliminary field observations. These observations have not been subject to JNCC’s Evidence Quality Assurance procedures. Please refer to the Final Report for this survey for Quality Assured evidence. This disclaimer should be included when referencing this Cruise Report.
 
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ISSN 0963-8091
 
Please cite as: Taylor, J., Drewery, J. & Boulcott, P., (2019), 1218S Cruise Report: Monitoring survey of Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt NCMPA, Rosemary Bank Seamount NCMPA and Wyville Thomson Ridge SAC, JNCC Report 630, ISSN 0963-8091