Holderness Offshore Marine Conservation Zone

© Heather Davison-Smith

Holderness Offshore MCZ is a relatively shallow area of sea with high species diversity

The seabed within the Holderness Offshore MCZ is primarily made up of coarse sediment and sand, which provides plentiful habitat for crabs, lobsters and a range of fish species.  The ocean quahog, a bivalve mollusc that can live for hundreds of years, has also been found here.

The site protects part of the Inner Silver Pit glacial tunnel valley – an ancient river or glacial melt-water valley which was formed when the sea level was much lower.

More information about this area coming soon!

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