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Data set name

Nephrops Underwater Television (UWTV) Survey Stations Celtic Seas and North Atlantic Ocean

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time periodFrom 2002 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Irish Exclusive Economic Zone and Celtic Seas.

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Fish behaviour

Instruments

Underwater cameras

Description 
Summary

Survey stations represent the locations where underwater television surveys have taken place during Nephrops Underwater Television (UWTV) surveys. The prawn (Nephrops norvegicus) are common around the Irish coast occurring in geographically distinct sandy/muddy areas were the sediment is suitable for them to construct their burrows. Nephrops spend a great deal of time in their burrows and their emergence from these is related to time of year, light intensity and tidal strength. Areas surveyed for Nephrops burrows include the Aran Grounds, the Irish Sea, Celtic Sea and Porcupine Bank. Nephrops surveys occur annually since 2002. Burrows were surveyed using a standard underwater television camera deployed from the RV Celtic Voyager research vessel. Burrows were counted to support the calculation of the abundance and distribution of Nephrops in the areas identified for populations. Nephrops survey stations deployed by the fisheries science survey team of the Marine Institute (Ireland). Survey stations completed for all UWTV stations.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttps://data.gov.ie/dataset/nephrops-underwater-television-survey-stations
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactJennifer Doyle (Scientific and Technical Officer)
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville
Oranmore
Co. Galway
H91 R673
Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emaildatarequests@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierf0c32fd8-4c5c-11df-9879-0800200c9a66
Global identifier2013
Last revised2017-12-04