European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

Data set information

| Query EDMED |     

General
Data set name

Scottish Marine Biological Association plankton and pelagic fish trawl data (1973 - 1984) - Bay of Biscay

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
ProjectSMBA_digitisation_of_plankton_data(SMBA_digitisation_of_plankton_data)
Time period1973-1984
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North Atlantic Ocean (predominantly the Bay of Biscay)

Observations 
Parameters

Fish taxonomy-related counts; Temperature of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column

Instruments

Water temperature sensor; plankton nets; pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

Zooplankton and fish catch statistics comprising species identification and abundance. A proportion of the data relate to unidentified species and estimated abundances (or an indication of abundance magnitude) are often recorded. The data were obtained from the North Atlantic Ocean, predominantly in the region of the Bay of Biscay, between 1973 and 1984. This data set is based upon samples obtained by mid-water trawls from research vessels. It incorporates digital data recorded in field notebooks and reports, together with the results of a retrospective study in 2010 of preserved specimens from the catches. The original data were collected by John Mauchline at the Scottish Marine Biological Association (SMBA) and re-examined in 2010 by scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).

OriginatorsScottish Association for Marine Science
References

John Mauchline (1984) Deep-sea plankton samples 1973-1979 taken by the Scottish Marine Biological Association, SAMS Internal report No.103

Availability 
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)
Address

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048SMBA_BISCAY_TRAWL_70_80
Global identifier4272
Last revised2011-01-26