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Environmental surveys of Gweedore Bay, Co Donegal, Ireland

Data holding centreMARENCO Environmental Consultants
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodMarch 2000
Geographical area

Gweedore Bay, County Donegal, Ireland


Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Carbon concentrations in sediment; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Oxygen production and respiration in the water column; Sediment grain size parameters; Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column; Nutrient concentrations in sediment pore waters; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Dissolved organic carbon concentrations in sediment pore waters; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Ocean colour and earth-leaving visible waveband spectral radiation; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column; Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed; Bacteria taxonomic abundance in sediment


Discrete water samplers; unconsolidated sediment corers


The aim of the Gweedore Bay study was to ascertain the water quality (and sediment quality) of the bay and to identify any possible sources of pollution. Water quality was assessed at nine stations; water and sediment quality parameters were determined by standard procedures. Intertidal macrofaunal sampling was only undertaken at two of the nine stations, using a 0.01 square metre cylindrical corer. The water abd sediment quality data are presented in summary tables in 'Word' format. The macrofauna data are stored in two files, representing biomass and abundance data.

OriginatorsMARENCO Environmental Consultants
OrganisationMARENCO Environmental Consultants
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr Beverley Kelso (Marine Consultant)

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

Telephone+44 2890 682275
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1074014
Global identifier827
Last revised2010-11-22