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New habitat images added to website

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Tuesday 10 October, 2017, by HTW

We have added over 100 extra images to the website in the last couple of months. Here is the list of new habitat images.

Beggiatoa spp. on anoxic sublittoral mud

Alaria esculenta on exposed sublittoral fringe bedrock

Alcyonium digitatum and faunal crust communities on vertical circalittoral bedrock

Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus vesiculosus on variable salinity mid eulittoral rock

Ascophyllum nodosum on full salinity mid eulittoral rock

Balanus crenatus and Tubularia indivisa on extremely tide-swept circalittoral rock

Barren and/or boulder-scoured littoral cave walls and floors

Branchiostoma lanceolatum in circalittoral coarse sand with shell gravel

Bryozoan turf and erect sponges on tide-swept circalittoral rock

Caryophyllia smithii and Swiftia pallida on circalittoral rock

Caryophyllia smithii, Swiftia pallida and Alcyonium glomeratum on wave-sheltered circalittoral rock

Cerianthus lloydii and other burrowing anemones in circalittoral muddy mixed sediment

Circalittoral caves and overhangs

Circalittoral faunal communities in variable salinity

Coralline crusts in surge gullies and scoured infralittoral rock

Crepidula fornicata and Mediomastus fragilis in variable salinity infralittoral mixed sediment

Crustose sponges on extremely wave-surged infralittoral cave or gully walls

Dendrodoa grossularia and Clathrina coriacea on wave-surged vertical infralittoral rock

Eunicella verrucosa and Pentapora foliacea on wave-exposed circalittoral rock

Flustra foliacea and Haliclona oculata with a rich faunal turf on tide-swept circalittoral mixed substrata

Foliose red seaweeds on exposed lower infralittoral rock

Fucus serratus and large Mytilus edulis on variable salinity lower eulittoral rock

Grazed Laminaria hyperborea forest with coralline crusts on upper infralittoral rock

Grazed Laminaria hyperborea park with coralline crusts on lower infralittoral rock

Grazed Saccharina latissima with Echinus, brittlestars and coralline crusts on sheltered infralittoral rock

Hartlaubella gelatinosa and Conopeum reticulum on low salinity infralittoral mixed substrata

Hediste diversicolor in littoral mud

Lagis koreni and Phaxas pellucidus in circalittoral sandy mud

Laminaria hyperborea forest and foliose red seaweeds on moderately exposed upper infralittoral rock

Laminaria hyperborea park with hydroids, bryozoans and sponges on tide-swept lower infralittoral rock

Limaria hians beds in tide-swept sublittoral muddy mixed sediment

Lithothamnion glaciale maerl beds in tide-swept variable salinity infralittoral gravel

Mediomastus fragilis, Lumbrineris spp. and venerid bivalves in circalittoral coarse sand or gravel

Melinna palmata with Magelona spp. and Thyasira spp. in infralittoral sandy mud

Mixed Laminaria hyperborea and Laminaria ochroleuca forest on moderately exposed or sheltered infralittoral rock

Mytilus edulis and barnacles on very exposed eulittoral rock

Mytilus edulis beds on sublittoral sediment

Neopentadactyla mixta in circalittoral shell gravel or coarse sand

Ophiothrix fragilis and/or Ophiocomina nigra brittlestar beds on sublittoral mixed sediment

Pelvetia canaliculata on sheltered variable salinity littoral fringe rock

Phymatolithon calcareum maerl beds in infralittoral clean gravel or coarse sand

Red seaweeds and kelps on tide-swept mobile infralittoral cobbles and pebbles

Saccharina latissima and Psammechinus miliaris on variable salinity grazed infralittoral rock

Saccharina latissima and Chorda filum on sheltered upper infralittoral muddy sediment

Saccharina latissima and robust red algae on infralittoral gravel and pebble

Saccharina latissima forest on very sheltered upper infralittoral rock

Saccharina latissima, Chorda filum and dense red seaweeds on shallow unstable infralittoral boulders or cobbles

Sargassum muticum on shallow slightly tide-swept infralittoral mixed substrata

Seapens, including Funiculina quadrangularis, and burrowing megafauna in undisturbed circalittoral fine mud

Solitary ascidians, including Ascidia mentula and Ciona intestinalis, on wave-sheltered circalittoral rock

Sparse Modiolus modiolus, dense Cerianthus lloydii and burrowing holothurians on sheltered circalittoral stones and mixed sediment

Sponges and anemones on vertical circalittoral bedrock

Sublittoral mixed sediment in low or reduced salinity (lagoons)

Zostera marina beds on lower shore or infralittoral clean or muddy sand

Zostera (Zosterella) noltei beds in littoral muddy sand