The Celtic Seas ecoregion covers the northwestern European continental shelf and seas, from western Brittany in the south to north of Shetland. It is characterized by a diversity of habitats, such as an extensive slope, canyons, ridges, and seamounts that support vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs).
The oceanography and climate of the region is strongly influenced by conditions in the adjacent Atlantic Ocean. Ocean currents support strong linkages between the Celtic Seas ecoregion and its neighbouring ecoregions.
Human activities and their pressures
State of the ecosystem
Environmental and socio-economic context
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