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Reserve Focus: Eddystone reef

By - Jean-Luc Solandt

Twenty kilometres south-west of Plymouth lies the Eddystone reef, its location easily determined by the Eddystone lighthouse. Jean-Luc Solandt describes the spectacular marine species associated with the reef and, even though the rocks themselves are largely left undisturbed, highlights the threats that the surrounding seabed faces from trawling and scallop-dredging.  

The Eddystone reef is a series of underwater pinnacles, ascending from around 50m deep to the surface, some 20km (south-south-west) off Plymouth. It is best known for the lighthouse, which has been present in various forms since 1703, the current iteration having been constructed in 1882.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist