Littoral Rock

Littoral Rock -

Lying between high and low tide, littoral rock is often characterised by reefs, ledges, pinnacles and intertidal, wave-cut platforms. The smooth rock surfaces interspersed with gullies and crevices provide a diverse habitat for marine life to colonise.

In Kent, there are 681 hectares of littoral rock, of which the majority is chalk (KHS2003) - this expanse would cover the area of Gibraltar.

Download the habitat fact sheet to find out more or view specific conservation objectives for the associated UK BAP priority habitat of Kent.

Link: UK BAP Conservation Statement

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Associated Action Plan

Marine Rock