This is the information page for the WBP Marine Ecosystem Group. The Marine Ecosystem Group activities relate to the following Section 7 priority habitats in Wales: Intertidal boulder communities; Sabellaria alveolata reefs; Seagrass beds; Sheltered muddy gravels; Peat and clay exposures; Estuarine rocky habitats; Tidal swept channels; Fragile sponge & anthozoan communities on subtidal rocky habitats; Carbonate reefs; Subtidal sands and gravels; Subtidal mixed muddy sediments; Mud habitats in deep water; Musculus discors beds; Blue mussel beds; Horse mussel beds; Maerl beds; Saline Lagoons; Intertidal Mudflats
The area of Welsh sea around its coasts is equal in area to that of its land, and supports a large diversity of species and habitats. Habitats include subtidal, intertidal, rocky shore, eel grass beds and maerl habitats each supporting a distinctive fauna.
The WBP Marine Group is currently identifying a work plan and strategy for marine conservation in Wales.
The Marine Group draws its membership from a range of statutory, local authority and wildlife charities and is chaired by Gill Bell, Marine Conservation Society.
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If you would like to submit a biodiversity-related or ecosystem approach evidence gap to this group please contact us
If your gap could be addressed through research activity/ a specific research project, please visit the Evidence Gaps Project page and click on the link 'Formulating Questions for Scientific Research'
Information on the work of the Marine Group and projects supported by the Wales Biodiversity Partnership can be also found on the UK Biodiversity Action Reporting System (BARS), along with information on additional actions undertaken for species and habitats across the UK.
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