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Image Sue Scott - View down shore showing upper shore bedrock with Fucus distichus and green algae. Image width ca XX cm.
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LR.ELR.FR.Fdis recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
EC Habitats Directive
|Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)||Reefs
Shore birds feed on rocky shores on species such as limpets. Rich pickings are also available under macroalgae canopies. Fish and crustaceans, migrating into the intertidal zone to feed as the tide rises, are important predators of rocky shore species.
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This review can be cited as follows:
Hill, J.M. 2005. Fucus distichus and Fucus spiralis f. nana on extremely exposed upper shore rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 01/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=234&code=1997>