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Wednesday 16th of June 2010
New interactive marine map launches online

A new interactive map is launched today by the Marine Conservation Zone Project (run by Natural England and the JNCC), aimed to create an insight into how the sea is being used, and to build upon what is already known about existing marine species and habitats. Anyone who uses the sea is invited to contribute to the initiative, which will help to identify potential sites for Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). The data has been analysed and produced through a collaboration of work done by Finding Sanctuary, Balanced Seas, Irish Sea Conservation Zones and Net Gain.

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