Celtic Deep

Site overview: The southern tip of the Celtic Deep is 112km north-west of Trevose Head and the western tip is 84km from the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales. In total it is 348km2. The second largest fish in the world, the basking shark, comes here to feed. You can also spot seabirds and dolphins here.
At risk:  ! This site is at risk, it currently is not designated as a Marine Conservation Zone which is a type of Marine Protected Area - but should be. Decision makers in England will determine in 2017 if this site should be protected, make sure your voice is heard. Take action to ensure this site becomes a properly protected area.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Marine Conservation Zone
MPA Purpose
to protect nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology


51° 19' 39" North,
6° 20' 57" West

Surface Area

347.80 km2
(134.29 mi.2 )


73.21 km
(45.49 mi.)

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