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Data set name

Environmental surveys in Westport Bay, Co. Mayo, west coast of Ireland (1991)

Data holding centreMARENCO Environmental Consultants
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Westport, Co. Mayo, west coast of Ireland

Observations 
Parameters

Bacteria in biota; Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Sediment grain size parameters; Nutrient concentrations in sediment pore waters; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column; Sediment water content, porosity and surface area; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Geological sample density; Bacteria taxonomic abundance in sediment

Instruments

Current meters; nutrient analysers; inapplicable; discrete water samplers; salinity sensor; sediment grabs

Description 
Summary

Westport shellfish survey, Co. Mayo, Ireland 1991: an investigation into microbiological contamination in shellfish in Westport Bay and environs. Sea outfall, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland 1991: environmental impact assessment for proposed waste disposal facilities for Westport, Co. Mayo. Three discharge locations in Westport Bay were investigated. The study included water quality, hydrodynamic, sediment and biological analyses.

OriginatorsMARENCO Environmental Consultants
Availability 
OrganisationMARENCO Environmental Consultants
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactMr. Paul McArdle (General Manager)
Address

MARENCO Environmental Consultants
Elmwood House, 74 Boucher Road
Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT12 6RZ
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 2890 682275
Emailinfo@marenco.co.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1074011
Global identifier824
Last revised2009-05-22