Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion
|Unitary Authority||Extra-Regio, West Wales and The Valleys|
|SAC EU Code||UK0012712|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation|
* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.
General Site Character
Marine areas, Sea inlets (99.5%)
Coastal sand dunes, Sand beaches, Machair (NaN%)
Shingle, Sea cliffs, Islets (0.4%)
Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (NaN%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (0.1%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (NaN%)
Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF, < 100kb)
When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.
Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
1349 Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus
The bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus population of Cardigan Bay off the west coast of Wales has been estimated to consist of around 125 individuals. The dolphins appear to use the inshore waters of Cardigan Bay for both feeding and reproduction, and in the summer months calves and juveniles are often observed with adult individuals or groups.
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
1095 Sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus
1099 River lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis
1364 Grey seal Halichoerus grypus
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