Head of Lera Voe. LNCS extended site statement.

Richard L. Shelmerdine, Abigail Cowing, Rachel Shucksmith

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Abstract

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
Commissioning bodyShetland Islands Council
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

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

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  • Ascophyllum nodosum ecad mackaii 2017 survey

    Richard L. Shelmerdine (Participant) & Rachel Shucksmith (Participant)

    20 Jun 2017

    Activity: KE and Outreach activitiesOther

  • LNCS Working Group meeting

    Richard L. Shelmerdine (Participant), Abigail Cowing (Participant), Austin Taylor (Chair), Paul Harvey (Participant), Martin Schofield (Participant), Sue White (Participant) & Graham Fraser (Participant)

    27 Jul 2017

    Activity: KE and Outreach activitiesTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

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