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Western English Channel macro- and megafauna abundance and biomass (2008-2013).

Title

PML Benthic Survey macrofauna abundance and biomass data from five sites (Cawsand, L4, Rame, Eddystone and E1) and megafauna from one site (L4) in the Western English Channel surveyed between 2008 to 2013 containing data from samples analysed up to and including September 2013.

Author(s) Dashfield S. (1); McNeill C.L. (1)

(1) Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Subject biota, oceans
Abstract

Macrofaunal and megafaunal abundance and biomass data from 0.1m2 sediment samples collected from 5 subtidal sites with very different sediment types around Plymouth. L4 sediments are mixed shell gravel; Cawsand muddy sand; Rame mud; Eddystone gravel and most recently E1 coarse sand. All fauna are identified to species where possible and blotted wet biomass recorded. The entire data set has not yet been identified with work continually in progress.

Temporal coverage 21 May 2008 - 11 September 2013
Spatial coverage English Channel
File format Delimited
Language English
Discovery metadata record Link to the related European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED) record
Publisher British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Publication date 17 September 2014
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/03167d6f-a9cd-2e1a-e053-6c86abc0753b
Short DOI doi:10/vq6
Supersedes This dataset supersedes that published at Western English Channel macrofauna abundance and biomass (2008-2010) doi:10.5285/0ad59521-712e-11e2-824b-1803734a77fb
Citation text Dashfield S.; McNeill C.L. (2014). PML Benthic Survey macrofauna abundance and biomass data from five sites (Cawsand, L4, Rame, Eddystone and E1) and megafauna from one site (L4) in the Western English Channel surveyed between 2008 to 2013 containing data from samples analysed up to and including September 2013. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/vq6.

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