Benthic habitats

Marine Policy - Volume 135

Physical damage caused by the mechanical impact of bottom fishing gears on epibenthic community can reduce the biomass and coverage of habitat-forming species as well as the richness and diversity of the rest of the associated community.


In this study, the distribution of benthic microalgae and invertebrates was mapped using a combination of diving, remote underwater video and airborne remote sensing in a brackish water habitat.

MSP for Blue Growth in the Gulf of Finland / The Finnish Inventory Programme for the Underwater Marine Environment

VELMU surveys maritime habitats in Finnish waters collecting data on underwater marine biotopes and species.


This report describes the validation of local scale marine landscapes and EUNIS habitats of the Archipelago Sea.