Policy & Biodiversity Action
Intertidal Phase 1 habitat mapping to identify
An intertidal survey was undertaken as a result of casual
observations that the honeycomb, Sabellaria alveolata, reef
on the South Llŷn Peninsula has changed
over the past 10 years, since the last CCW survey of the area.
Sabellaria alveolata reef is a UK Biodiversity Action Plan
habitat, is nationally scarce and of conservation concern. The
Countryside Council for Wales contracted Marine EcoSol to undertake
the survey, GIS and reporting. Included extensive phase 1 habitat mapping and GIS utilising JNCC
Marine Habitat Classification biotope codes of a stretch of
coast, North Wales. Results are published in the
following report, available at CCW:
Egerton, J., Morris, L., Goudge, H. and Brazier, P. 2010.
Intertidal Phase 1 mapping from Pen-ychain to Criccieth, Pen
Llyn a'r Sarnau SAC CCW Science Report No 953. 30pp, Countryside
Council for Wales, Bangor.
For more information see the the UK BAP or Wales Biodiversity
(www.ukbap.org.uk or www.biodiversitywales.org.uk).