Folkestone Pomerania


Site overview: This is an inshore site located in the narrowest part of the English Channel, approximately 6 km from the south-east Kent coastline. It covers an area of approximately 34 km. Sole, cod, mackerel and herring are found here. The soft muddy areas within the site support dense ross worm reefs. Honeycomb worm reefs are also found within the site, which is very unusual as these normally do not occur in the sort of environment found here. These biogenic reefs are very fragile and are consequently particularly vulnerable to damage.


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


Coordinates

51° 1' 24" North,
1° 16' 49" East

Surface Area

33.71 km2
(13.02 mi.2 )

Perimeter

23.49 km
(14.60 mi.)

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