EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > MJ - Ice-associated marine habitats > MJ1 - Sea ice > MJ11 - Arctic sea ice > MJ113 - Arctic Ice floes

Arctic Ice floes

Description (English)

Discontinuous formations of floating ice blocks, rafts and hummocks detached from the sea pack in the Arctic Ocean, remaining after the break-up of seasonal ice packs or drifting to more southern regions .

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MJ113

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A8.13 Ice floes narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


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