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Celtic and Irish Sea benthic biomass size spectra data, September 2015 and April 2016

Title

Celtic and Irish Sea benthic biomass size spectra data collected across gradients in fishing pressure and primary productivity.

Author(s) Howarth L.M. (1); Somerfield P. (2); Blanchard J. (3); Hiddink J.G. (1)

(1) Bangor University School of Ocean Sciences; (2) Plymouth Marine Laboratory; (3) University of Tasmania, Australia

Subject biota, oceans
Abstract

This dataset consists of samples collected of benthic communities (from meiofauna to demersal fish), using a range of sampling gears, in the Celtic and Irish Sea during September 2015 and April 2016. Sampled organisms ranged in size from 0.0001 g to 10 kg, obtained from day grabs, anchor dredges, 2 m beam trawls and 4 m beam trawls. Sediment samples were collected for Practical Size Analysis (PSA). Sites were sampled across gradients in fishing effort and primary productivity, which were determined from the MODIS satellite and Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) data.

Temporal coverage 01 September 2015 - 30 April 2016
Spatial coverage Irish Sea, Celtic Sea
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 13 March 2018
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/674d4224-7cc5-4080-e053-6c86abc0626e
Short DOI doi:10/cmcg
Citation text Howarth L.M.; Somerfield P.; Blanchard J.; Hiddink J.G. (2018). Celtic and Irish Sea benthic biomass size spectra data collected across gradients in fishing pressure and primary productivity. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/cmcg.

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