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Data set name

Lithothamnium Studies of the South West Coast of England by Hardiman, Rolfe and White

Data holding centreEnvironmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodAugust to September 1975
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Fal Estuary/Fal Bay (Marine Areas 10 and 11), Cornwall

Observations 
Parameters

Phytoplankton taxonomic surface area in water bodies; Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies; Carbonate chemistry in sediment pore waters; Sedimentation flux of biological detritus in the water column; Sediment grain size parameters; Dissolved organic carbon concentrations in sediment pore waters; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Concentration of organic matter in sediments; Phytoplankton taxonomic volume in water bodies

Instruments

Sediment grabs; unconsolidated sediment corers

Description 
Summary

Survey carried out by MAFF from August to September 1975 in the Fal Estuary/Fal Bay area. Purpose was to study the maerl bearing sediments in the area and to obtain information for the assessment of the marine environmental implications of maerl extraction, including the effects on fisheries. Survey of 163 grab stations and 24 core samples. Species recorded including Mollusca, Polychaeta, Crustacea, Echinodermata (species on computer database). Also gives details about the possible effects of extraction.

OriginatorsEnvironmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
References

Hardiman, Rolfe and White (1976) Lithothamnium studies of the south west coast of England., ICES Report 1976/K:9.

Availability 
OrganisationEnvironmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactSarah Myles; Nic Harrison-White (Manager; Information Coordinator)
Address

Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Cornwall Wildlife Trust Five Acres Allet
Truro
Cornwall
TR4 9DJ
United Kingdom

Telephone01872 240777
Emailsarah@cornwt.demon.co.uk; wis@cornwt.demon.co.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1133003
Global identifier947
Last revised2009-12-01