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Data set name

Jersey, Channel Islands, intertidal surveys (1981-1992)

Data holding centreUniversity of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1981 to 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Intertidal areas around Jersey, Channel Islands

Observations 
Parameters

Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Zoobenthos generic abundance; Sediment grain size parameters; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column; Sediment water content, porosity and surface area; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Geological sample density

Instruments

Salinity sensor; dissolved gas sensors; pH sensors; redox potential sensors; unconsolidated sediment corers

Description 
Summary

Both rocky and depository intertidal areas of Jersey have been investigated. Some have been monitored over many years. Species lists have been compiled for Portelet Bay, Giffard Bay, L'Archirondel Bay, La Rocque, St. Aubin's Bay. The spread of the invasive Japanese alga Sargassum muticum has been monitored as has the level of imporex in the Nucella lapillus populations.

OriginatorsUniversity of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. Bob Fletcher (Reader in Marine Environmental Sciences)
Address

University of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
University of Portsmouth, School of Biological Sciences, Marine Laboratory, Ferry Road, Hayling Island
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO11 0DG
United Kingdom

Emailbob.fletcher@port.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1015002
Global identifier1538
Last revised2009-10-15