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Data set name

UK coastal sea water quality survey (1980-1982)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1980 to 1982
OngoingNo
Geographical area

9 sites (Walton-on-the-Naze, Reculver, Whitstable, Beaulieu, Milford Haven, Inland Sea and Tal-y-foel (Anglesey), Conwy, Connel) on the UK coastline

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Bacteria in biota; Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies; Particulate inorganic carbon concentrations in the water column; Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column; Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite 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

Instruments

Nutrient analysers; plankton nets; discrete water samplers; salinity sensor; pH sensors; colorimeters; autoanalysers; optical microscopes

Description 
Summary

Sea water was collected at high tide on a weekly basis from March to October inclusive. Temperature was taken at the time of collection using a thermometer. Sea water subsamples (0.1 ml) were spread over nutrient agar and TCBS medium immediately after collection for the assessment of total bacteria and Vibrio spp respectively. Salinity was measured by refractometer and pH with a pH meter. Nutrients were measured by colorimetric methods using an automatic analyzer. Phytoplankton identification and enumeration were carried out using a binocular microscope

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Data web sitehttp://www.cefas.co.uk/
Availability 
OrganisationCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
AvailabilityLicence
ContactContracts Office, CEFAS, Lowestoft
Address

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 OHT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1621 562244
Facsimile+44 (0)1502 513865
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1029006
Global identifier392
Last revised2009-05-22