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Data set name

Pilot Marine Intertidal Biotope Survey for Somerset

Data holding centreSomerset Environmental Records Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodWinter 1999 - Spring 2000
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Minehead to Brean Down, Somerset

Observations 
Parameters

Habitat characterisation; Habitat extent; Seabed photography; Zooplankton and zoobenthos physiological condition parameters

Instruments

Radar altimeters; satellite positioning systems; cameras

Description 
Summary

Survey Methods: A hand-held Geographical Positioning System was used to determine the co-ordinates and altitude of the biotopes, alongside aerial photographs. Purpose: To develop a biotope mapping methodology and use this to produce a map of the rocky shore and analyse the data on a GIS package. Alto to assess the timescale and costings, field test HIS, develop a technique of mapping Sabellaria reefs and compile a reference collection of algae. Potential: To act as a guideline for future surveys of this king. Limits: Time was limited due to organising project. Also, survey was further inhibited by the tide times as surveying could only be carried out at low tide.

OriginatorsSomerset Environmental Records Centre
Availability 
OrganisationSomerset Environmental Records Centre
AvailabilityCommercial charge; by negotiation
ContactBill Butcher (Director)
Address

Somerset Environmental Records Centre
Sandhill Park Bishops Lydeard
Taunton
Somerset
TA4 3AG
United Kingdom

Telephone01823 433889
Emailsomerc@iname.com
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1132001
Global identifier941
Last revised2009-10-19