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Brackish water data, West Sussex (1982-)

Data holding centreUniversity of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom May 1982 onwards
Geographical area

The Slipper/Peter millpond complex, Emsworth West Sussex


Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column


Gravimeters; salinity sensor; unconsolidated sediment corers


A population of the invasive serpulid polychaete, Ficopomatus enigmaticus (Fauvel), has been monitored since May 1982. Weekly larval settlements have been determined; tube accumulation (wet weight) has been determined using both seasonal and long term exposure panels; the settlement season and settlement densities have been determined in relation to both temperature and salinity. Weekly maximum/minimum temperature records are available for both surface water and for bottom water at 0.75-1.0m. Salinity data have also been collected once weekly both for surface water and that at 0.75-1.0m depth. The fauna associated with the tube aggregates of F. enigmaticus have been determined with that of the adjacent muddy bottom at several sites within the pond complex in 1982/83, 1987/88, 1988/89 and 1990/91.

OriginatorsUniversity of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
OrganisationUniversity of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. Bob Fletcher (Reader in Marine Environmental Sciences)

University of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
University of Portsmouth, School of Biological Sciences, Marine Laboratory, Ferry Road, Hayling Island
PO11 0DG
United Kingdom
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1015001
Global identifier1537
Last revised2009-10-07