published by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (English Nature)
A thorough review of the marine environment of the coastal regions around the U.K.
Volumes are up to 280 pages long, illustrated with photographs and many maps and tables. Baseline coastal information is grouped into 10 chapters, starting with a general description of the region's key coastal features, followed by chapters on a variety of topics:
2. Geology and physical environment.
3. Terrestrial coastal habitats.
4. Marine and estuarine environments.
5. Important species.
6. Archaeology and human history.
7. Coastal protected sites.
8. Land use, infrastructure and coastal defences.
9. Human activities (including fisheries, dredging, waste disposal, and leisure and tourism).
10. Coastal management.
Each section typically consists of an introduction, describing the importance of the region for the habitats, species or activity concerned in the national context; important regional locations and/or species; human activities, including their management and regulation; and information sources.Region 1 1SBN 187370175 6
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Regional coastal directories published
3 North-east Scotland: Cape Wrath to St Syms
4 South-east Scotland: Montrose to Eyemouth
5 North-east England: Berwick-upon-Tweed to Filey Bay
6 Eastern England: Flamborough Head to Great Yarmouth
7 South-east England: Lowestoft to Dungeness
8 Sussex: Rye Bay to Chichester Harbour
9 Southern England: Hayling Island to Lyme Regis
11 South-west England: Seaton to the Roseland Peninsula
12 The Western Approaches: Falmouth Bay to Kenfig
12 Wales: Maroarn to Little Orme
13 Northern Irish Sea: Colwyn Bay to Stranraer including the Isle of Man
14 South-west Scotland: Ballantrae to Mull
15 & 16 North-west Scotland: the Western Isles and West Highland
17 Northern Ireland
Set of 17 regions: ISBN 1
873701 91 8
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