North of Lundy recommended Marine Conservation Zone

Potential Tranche 2

Sunset Ledges (Credit Mike Markey) Sunset Ledges (Credit Mike Markey)

The North of Lundy recommended MCZ represents an area of higher than average species diversity for the South-West.

The North of Lundy recommended MCZ represents an area of higher than average species diversity for the South-West.

 

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The North of Lundy recommended MCZ represents an area of higher than average species diversity for the South-West. The seabed consists of sand and coarse sediments, with some areas of rock. The depth of the site is between 35 and 55 metres below sea level, and it lies about 14km away from Morte Point in North Devon.

Surveys carried out over the past five years have provided new information about the area’s marine habitats and wildlife. Its coarse sediment is home to a range of worm and shellfish species while the rock provides a firm base for the tube-building Ross worm.

Designation of the North of Lundy recommended MCZ will ensure that the area’s sediment habitats are well-represented in the UK-wide network of marine protection.
 

 

StatusThis recommended Marine Conservation Zone is under consideration for the second tranche of MCZs.


Defra have indicated that this site is now under consideration for tranche two and will potentially be included in the formal consultation at the beginning of 2015. Defra will now working to verify the evidence base for this site and will be looking to engage with stakeholders on both a local and national level to refine information about the site.

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Location map

North of Lundy recommended MCZ is located in the map below.

Contains UKHO Law of the Sea data. Crown copyright and database right and contains Ordnance Survey Data Crown copyright and database 2012

 

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