Head of Lera Voe. LNCS extended site statement.

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The seaweed, Ascophyllum nodosum ecad mackaii (Turner) S.M. Baker & M.H. Bohling, also known as “wig wrack” (Figure 3) is the key component of the biotope LR.LLR.FVS.Ascmac, “Ascophyllum nodosum ecad mackaii beds on extremely sheltered mid eulittoral mixed substrata”, and is a UKBAP habitat and Priority Marine Feature. The abundance of the seaweed at this site was recorded as “Super Abundant” (S) on the SACFOR abundance scale in July 2017 during an NAFC Marine Centre survey. This is the highest recorded abundance of the seaweed in Shetland; the Vadills, Brindister Voe, had a recorded abundance of “Common” on the SACFOR abundance scale.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNAFC Marine Centre
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Ascophyllum nodosum ecad mackaii
  • Intertidal survey
  • Local Nature Conservation Site


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