Anton Dohrn Seamount

Site details

UK map showing location of Anton Dohrn Seamount Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Anton Dohrn Seamount 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

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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