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Data set name

Long-term Rocky Shores Data Set: English Channel to the Isle of Wight, West Coast to Anglesey, Isle of Man (1950-)

Data holding centreUniversity of Liverpool, Port Erin Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1950 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

English Channel to the Isle of Wight, West Coast to Anglesey, Isle of Man (1950-)

Observations 
Parameters

Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the littoral zone; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance

Instruments

Benthos samplers; manual biota samplers

Description 
Summary

The data sets comprise: 1. Counts of fixed areas at Port St. Mary Ledges on the Isle of Man, from 1977 onwards, by S.J. Hawkins and co-workers. 2. Counts of limpets and other biota on over 140 sites in England, Wales and France between 1980 and 1993. Repeat visits are made annually to Porthleven, Cornwall, and every 2-3 years to sites at Bude, Woolacoombe, Hartland Quay, Lynmouth and Swanage (less frequently). 3. Notebooks with counts of barnacles and other biota at various sites in south west England (1950-1988), and also Celler Beach to Plymouth (1993) (A.J. Southward, visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool, based at the Marine Biological Association (MBA), Plymouth).

OriginatorsUniversity of Liverpool, Port Erin Marine Laboratory
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Liverpool, Port Erin Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. J.R. Allen
Address

University of Liverpool, Port Erin Marine Laboratory

Port Erin
Isle of Man
IM9 6JA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1624 832027
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1014003
Global identifier259
Last revised2009-11-30