BIOTOPE MAPPING OF LYME BAY, 2005. CLIENT: DEVON WILDLIFE TRUST
Aquatonics Ltd worked with Devon Wildlife Trust and Ambios Ltd to map sedimentary benthic biotopes in Lyme Bay using grab sampling. Work was also undertaken by Marine Bio-Images to assess hard substrate communities. Click here for photos from the survey.
BENTHIC COMMUNITIES IN LYME BAY PRE- AND POST EXPLORATORY DRILLING FOR OIL AND GAS, 1995. CLIENT: KERR-MCGEE.
Dr Phil Smith was the leader of the Ambios Ltd team that assessed the impact of exploratory drilling for oil on the ecology of Lyme Bay. The biological survey work involved ROV, grab sampling, intertidal surveys of sediments and rocky habitats, terrestrial invertebrate and plant surveys at Chesil beach and surveys of birds and cetaceans at sea. Dr Smith prepared reports on the baseline benthic invertebrate communities and assessed impacts due to exploratory drilling. He also assisted with determining which data should be put onto the GIS used for contingency planning in case of an oil spill.
INTERTIDAL BIOTOPE MAPPING AT LYME REGIS, 2006. CLIENT: ECOLOGICAL PLANNING AND RESEARCH LTD
Aquatonics Ltd carried out biotope assessment and mapping of intertidal habitats on the eastern part of Lyme Regis, as part of the ecological impact assessment of Phase IV of the sea defence programme.