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Data set name

IMARES, Monitoring the development of Mussel beds in the Dutch Wadden Sea (1990 - )

Data holding centreIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Texel
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
ProjectWOT-IN Mussel bed development in the Dutch Wadden Sea
Time period1990 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

The litoral area of the Dutch Wadden Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Shellfish abundance and biomass in water bodies; Shellfish morphology, age and physiology

Instruments

Differential Global Positioning System receivers

Description 
Summary

Monitoring the development of several individual mussel beds. With the use of GPS-equipment tracks of mussel beds are made by walking around them at low tide. Afterwards the tracks are downloaded in GIS. Samples are taken to determine density and age distribution.

OriginatorsIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Texel
Availability 
OrganisationIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Texel
AvailabilityDistribution cost charge
ContactJenny Cremer
Address

IMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Texel
Landsdiep 4
't Horntje, Texel

1797 SH
Netherlands

Telephone+31 317487076
Facsimile+31 317487362
Emailjenny.cremer@wur.nl
Administration 
Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifierIMARES_5720003
Global identifier4813
Last revised2011-02-24