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Sep 26, 2010 11:23 PM

Protection of some seabed required

I was wondering if anyone could help me?

I need to know if any of the following species are rare, nationally threatened, in need of protection, or are currently protected.  All of them exist on the seabed in the Western Isles at a depth of approximately 15m, and are about to have a fish farm built on top of them.  I want to protect them, but can only do this if I can find out that they afford a level of protection.


The species are:


  • annelid bristle worm:  Euclymene oestedi
  •                                 Tharyx kilariensis
  • amphipod:  Ampelisca tenuicornis
  •                  Harpinia antenaria
  • tower shell:  Turritella communis
  •                    Mysella bidentate
  • echinoderm brittle star:  Amphiura filifromis
  •                                     Amphiura chiajei
  • burrowing anenome:  Cerianthus lloydii


Any help or information would be greatly appreciated - sorry I don't have any photos.


Many thanks,


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