Broad habitat - Subtidal Sediments
What is it:
Inshore subtidal sediments include shingle, gravel, sand and mud extending to the depth at which there is no effect from waves, typically around 50-70m. The shelf sediments extend to around 200m depth. Inshore subtidal sediments also include lagoons and maerl, a red seaweed with a hard chalky skeleton that forms small twig-like nodules which accumulate to form loosely interlocking beds, creating the ideal habitat for a diverse community of organisms.
Links to Scotland's Marine Atlas:
This information page is part of the theme:
Subtidal Sediment (EU SeaMap2) Copyright EMODnet