Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Faroe Plateau
Type Sea/Bay/Gulf
Salinity saltwater
Other Names
Location
LME SAU No 60. Shelf around the Faroe Islands, Northeast Atlantic. LME2002, LME2006, SAU 2008. 62° N 60° N - 8° W 4° W
Location Map Faroe_Plateau.png
Size Ref
River Length Area 104442 km2 Drainage Area
Depth
Average Depth Max Depth Ref
Temperature
Surface 10.0 °C Map47.gif
100 Meters Depth 8.5 °C Map48.gif
Description The relatively broad shelf surrounding the Faeroe Islands in the northeast Atlantic Ocean comprises the Faeroe Plateau LME. The islands and their shelf are affected by a branch of the North Atlantic Drift current, which flows north through this area. Commercial stocks inhabiting this LME include cod, herring, and capelin; the area also serves as important feeding grounds for pilot whales and other marine mammals (http://www.na.nmfs.gov/lme/text/lme60.htm).
Comments on faunal list Area from SAU (November 2015).
URL 1 http://www.seaaroundus.org/lme/60.aspx
URL 2
Ecosystem Checklist Link
Total
FishBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
174 86 35388
Froese, Rainer on 12.05.00
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. on 05.27.21
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