Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Multibeaming East of Celtic Deep

Today we continued to multibeam the East of Celtic Deep recommended Marine Conservation Zone, 12 nautical miles south of the Pembrokeshire coast. The map below shows the site and the the area we had multibeamed by approximately 10:30am this morning. The seabed is characterised by subtidal sand (yellow in map), with a patch of mud (brown) in map.

East of Celtic Deep rMCZ with rainbow colouring showing area multibeamed so far
Once the multibeam is processed and analysed the position of the stations for grab samples to be taken will be plotted. The grab sampling will be undertaken in the second part of this survey.  For more information on the East of Celtic Deep site recommendation by the Finding Sanctuary regional project see page 324 of the final report.