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The South Wight Maritime European Marine Site (SWS EMS) is comprised of a variety of different types of reef including chalk, limestone, sandstone, clay / mudstone, greensand bedrock and boulder reefs, along with a number of sea caves and sea cave complexes. This high diversity of habitats is of considerable value as they support a high diversity of marine communities and therefore the diversity of the whole site. condition. This dataset is derived from a report commissioned by Natural England to assess the condition of intertidal rocky shore communities as a sub feature of the Reefs as well as the intertidal sea cave communities.