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Special Areas of Conservation

Anton Dohrn Seamount

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country UK Offshore waters
Unitary Authority Extra-Regio
Centroid*
Latitude 57.2146
Longitude -11.0232
SAC EU Code UK0030387
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 142861
* 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 Anton Dohrn Seamount SAC

General site character

  • Marine areas, Sea inlets (100%)

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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

  • 1170 Reefs

    Anton Dohrn Seamount houses hard bedrock reef of low topographic complexity, stony reef, and biogenic Lophelia pertusa reef in the deep circalittoral to bathyal zone (~500-1000m). Bedrock and boulder reef habitat on the seamount flanks support assemblages of holothurians, brittlestars, encrusting sponges, caryophyllid corals and lamellate sponges. Bedrock reef on parasitic cones and radial ridges supports relatively dense aggregations of gorgonians, antipatharians, Lophelia pertusa and soft corals. Biogenic reef is formed by live Lophelia pertusa reef and sediment in-filled dead L. pertusa frameworks.

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

  • Not Applicable

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

  • Not Applicable

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