march 2021

30mar10:0510:20Emma Sheehan10:05 - 10:20(GMT+01:00) View in my timeEvent Type :High Water

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STORM highlights how the Lyme Bay Marine Protected Areas that excluded bottom-towed fishing in 2008 has increased the resilience of the coral and sponge reef ecosystem to extreme climatic events. When the area was hit by extreme storms in 2014 the recovering community was severely damaged, however, research by the University of Plymouth shows how the reefs are now bouncing back far quicker than previous recovery rates following years of bottom-towed fishing.

Dr Emma Sheehan, associate professor of Marine Ecology at the University of Plymouth, will discuss the new film STORM which highlights how the Lyme Bay Marine Protected Areas that excluded bottom-towed fishing in 2008 has increased the resilience of the coral and sponge reef ecosystem to extreme climatic events. When the area was hit by extreme storms in 2014 the recovering community was severely damaged, however, research by the University of Plymouth shows how the reefs are now bouncing back far quicker than previous recovery rates following years of bottom-towed fishing.

 

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(Tuesday) 10:05 - 10:20(GMT+01:00) View in my time

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