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Western Channel Observatory benthic flux survey (Cawsand, Jennycliff, L4 and Rame) primary production and chl-a data (2008 - 2011)

Title

PML Benthic Survey primary production and chlorophyll-a at 4 different study sites off Plymouth, South West England, between 2008 and 2011.

Author(s) Rees A. (1); Cummings D. (1)

(1) Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Subject biota, oceans
Abstract

Primary production rates and chlorophyll-a concentration were determined in near surface waters at 4 coastal stations close to Plymouth between July 2008 and May 2011. Rates of net primary production (light minus dark incubations) were lowest during winter months (minimum 0.08 µg C L-1 h-1) and generally highest over the summer between May and September though maximum rate was recorded in March 2011 (19.6 µg C L-1 h-1), median value 3.21 µg C L-1 h-1. Similarly Chlorophyll concentration was low during winter (minimum 0.24 µg L-1) and highest during summer (maximum 5.13 µg L-1), median value was 0.87 µg L-1.

Temporal coverage July 2008 - May 2011
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 03 June 2013
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/de027cbd-c490-2d56-e044-000b5de50f38
Short DOI doi:10/ndm
Citation text Rees A.; Cummings D. (2013). PML Benthic Survey primary production and chlorophyll-a at 4 different study sites off Plymouth, South West England, between 2008 and 2011. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/ndm.

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