The Marine Life Information Network

Information on the biology of species and the ecology of habitats found around the coasts and seas of the British Isles


Habitat list

Browse available information on habitats (as biotopes) and their sensitivity to man-made pressures. Habitat information targets biotopes identified within the interest features of marine Special Areas for Conservation (SACs) in English, Scottish and Welsh waters, and represent many of the United Kingdom's listed habitats. Please note habitats are listed as  v04.05 biotopes.

= MarESA review.   = MarLIN review.

Habitat listings

Features of subtidal rock (infralittoral)

Features of subtidal rock (circalittoral)

Subtidal plant dominated sediments

Cold-water coral reef

Deep-sea bed