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Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion

Site Details

Country Wales
Unitary Authority Extra-Regio, West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SN214641
Latitude 52.24638889
Longitude -4.617222222
SAC EU Code UK0012712
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation
Area (ha) 95857.06

* 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.

Location of Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 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)

Note:

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

Not Applicable

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

1170 Reefs

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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