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


UK Marine habitat classification (22.04) list

The UK Marine Habitat Classification for Britain and Ireland (Connor et al., 2004; Parry et al., 2015; JNCC, 2022) is based on the empirical analysis of benthic survey data, scientific literature, and consultation with marine experts. It describes the majority of the marine benthic habitats around the coasts and seas of Britain and Ireland. 

Available MarLIN information on habitats is listed below using the UK Marine Habitat Classification (v22.04) hierarchy.