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General
Data set name

Larval stages of fish and zooplankton off the Eddystone reef, near Plymouth (1924-1987)

Data holding centreMarine Biological Association of the UK
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1924 to 1987
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Off the Eddystone reef, near Plymouth, western English Channel

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Zooplankton egg hatch proportion; Zooplankton reproduction rate parameters; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton and zoobenthos development stage parameters

Instruments

Plankton nets

Description 
Summary

The data comprise a series of weekly hauls at a single station off the Eddystone reef between 1924-1940 and 1946-1987, using 1m or 2m nets on an oblique path through the water column. Resulting data are held on pro-forma invoices or in notebooks. Some have been transferred to Lotus-123 spreadsheets for PC, then edited averages transferred to a mainframe computer. Some averaged data have been published.

OriginatorsMarine Biological Association of the UK
References

Southward, A.J. (1980) The western English Channel - an inconsistent ecosystem?, Nature 285(5764): 361-366.

Availability 
OrganisationMarine Biological Association of the UK
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director
Address

Marine Biological Association of the UK
Citadel Hill
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 2PB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1752 222772
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1051005
Global identifier676
Last revised2009-12-01