Ecosystem overviews

Norwegian Sea

State: Habitats

The majority of the shelf consists of fine muds and sandy muds, with coarser sediments on the shelf slope (Figure 8). Habitat mapping has located several vulnerable habitats, including coral and sponge communities. There is little information from the deep-water areas because mapping has been carried out in the continental shelf and slope.​

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​​Figure 8 (click to enlarge): Habitat types mapped in the Norwegian Sea by the MAREANO project (

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