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Data set name

Scottish Marine Biological Association plankton and pelagic fish trawl data (1973 - 1979) - Rockall Trough

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
ProjectSMBA_digitisation_of_plankton_data(SMBA_digitisation_of_plankton_data)
Time period1973-1979
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Rockall Trough

Observations 
Parameters

Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column

Instruments

Plankton nets; pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

Zooplankton and fish catch statistics comprising species identification and abundance. Fish maturity identification and abundance are also recorded for a sub-sample of the total catch. A proportion of the data relate to unidentified species and estimated abundances (or an indication of abundance magnitude) are often recorded. The data were obtained from the Rockall Trough region of the North East Atlantic Ocean between 1973 and 1979. This data set is based upon samples obtained by mid-water trawls from research vessels. It incorporates digital data recorded in field notebooks and reports, together with the results of a retrospective study, in 2010, of preserved specimens from the catches. The original data were collected by John Mauchline at the Scottish Marine Biological Association (SMBA) and re-examined in 2010 by scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).

OriginatorsScottish Association for Marine Science
References

John Mauchline (1983) The pelagic fish of the Rockall Trough - their occurrence and diets, SMBA Internal Report No.102; John Mauchline (1984) Deep-sea plankton samples 1973-1979 taken by the Scottish Marine Biological Association, SAMS Internal Report No. 103

Availability 
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)
Address

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048SMBA_ROCKALL_TRAWL_70
Global identifier4271
Last revised2011-01-26