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Data set name

Phytoplankton Study in Loch Creran (1971-1982)

Data holding centreUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1971 to 1982
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Loch Creran, Argyll, Scotland

Observations 
Parameters

Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Phytoplankton growth

Instruments

Fluorometers; nutrient analysers; plankton nets; discrete water samplers; salinity sensor

Description 
Summary

The data are the results of a study of phytoplankton in relation to hydrography in Loch Creran. In some years, water samples were taken at weekly intervals from a pier and analysed for phytoplankton species composition and some other parameters. In other years a ship was used to profile temperature, salinity, chlorophyll and, in some cases, nutrients, at several sites in the loch, concentrating on key periods such as the spring phytoplankton increase.

OriginatorsUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
References

Tett, P. and Wallis, A. (1978) The general annual cycle of chlorophyll in Loch Creran., Journal of Ecology, 66, 227-239.

Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactHead of Department
Address

University of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences
School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales Bangor, Menai Bridge, Anglesey,
Menai Bridge
Anglesey
LL59 5AB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1248 351151
Emailenquiries@sos.bangor.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1021009
Global identifier347
Last revised2009-11-30