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Data set name

Macrofauna of intertidal soft sediments, Solent coastal areas (1980-1992)

Data holding centreUniversity of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1980 to 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Solent coastal areas

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters for sediments; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Sediment grain size parameters; Salinity of the water column; Redox potential in sediment; Sediment water content, porosity and surface area; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Geological sample density

Instruments

Salinity sensor; dissolved gas sensors; pH sensors; redox potential sensors; unconsolidated sediment corers

Description 
Summary

Several areas have been surveyed. Cumulative dry weights of substrata were calculated and displayed. Analyses of faunal communities were undertaken and Shannon-Wiener indices were calculated.

OriginatorsUniversity of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityCommercial charge
ContactDr. Bob Fletcher (Reader in Marine Environmental Sciences)
Address

University of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
University of Portsmouth, School of Biological Sciences, Marine Laboratory, Ferry Road, Hayling Island
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO11 0DG
United Kingdom

Emailbob.fletcher@port.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1015005
Global identifier1541
Last revised2009-10-15