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General
Data set name

Dundee foreshore inter-tidal surveys for fauna and sediment analysis, Tay estuary (1989 and 1991)

Data holding centreScottish Environment Protection Agency, Stirling Office
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1989 and 1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Dundee foreshore between road bridge and Broughty Castle, total of fifteen sites

Observations 
Parameters

Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the littoral zone; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the littoral zone; Sediment grain size parameters; Concentration of organic matter in sediments; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Unconsolidated sediment corers

Description 
Summary

a) 1989 Three inter-tidal transects were established between the road bridge and Broughty Castle, involving a total of 15 sites. Five cores were taken at mid-shore and low water mark, two at all others. Sediment samples were taken at mid- and low water mark sites for loss-on-ignition and particle size analysis in addition to faunal analysis. b) 1991 A mid-shore transect of seven sites was established intersecting the 1989 sites. Two cores were taken at each site.

OriginatorsScottish Environment Protection Agency, Stirling Office
Availability 
OrganisationScottish Environment Protection Agency, Stirling Office
AvailabilityMoratorium
ContactEnquiries Officer
Address

Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Stirling Office
Strathallan House
Stirling

FK9 4TZ
United Kingdom

Telephone01786 457700
Emailinfo@sepa.org.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1098007
Global identifier888
Last revised2009-12-01