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Abstract Existing seabed sediments in the region are dominated by sand, indicating a highly energetic regime. Mud-dominated sediments tend to occur only in small sheltered environments. Existing seabed sediments in the region are dominated by sand and gravel. Rock outcrops occur in the disposal site, which has a very variable sea bed. Measured turbidity is low, and responds mostly to waves. Figure 7. Oceanographic data measured at 5 m above the seabed at Scylla, for winter 2004/5 (7th Dec – 10th Jan). Most turbidity data are below 10 FTU, and even during a winter storm remains below 18 FTU. For context, these water clarities are as clear as at most tropical coral reefs (Larcombe et al, 2001). Table 1. The range of techniques used in the environmental assessment of the physical regime and the nature of information obtained. Figure 1. Distribution of seabed sediments on the continental shelf immediately south of Plymouth (redrawn from British Geological Survey, 1987).
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