Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion

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UK map showing location of Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

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

1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time
1170 Reefs
8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves

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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