Ireland’s real coast, mapped
Via Coast Monkey:
Our marine territory extends far beyond our coastline encompassing 880,000 km2 and this huge area is more than 10 times our land mass. The map above shows this enormous area.
This map was developed by a joint venture by the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute, and it shows Ireland’s current designated Irish Continental Shelf, which is one of the largest seabed territories in Europe.
The continental shelf is the extension of a State’s territorial waters, where the natural land extends under the sea to the outer edge of the continental margin beyond 200 nautical miles from the coastline baseline.
Well, there goes plans for a second edition of the buke.
Damn you, Coast Monkey.
Earlier: Gas Man, Altogether
Thanks Spaghetti Hoop