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Data set name

Burry Inlet, south Wales cockle survey (1982-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1982 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Burry Inlet, South Wales

Observations 
Parameters

Sediment grain size parameters; Sediment water content, porosity and surface area; Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed; Zoobenthos generic abundance

Instruments

Benthos samplers; manual biota samplers

Description 
Summary

The data are collected from a series of intertidal transects whose origins are marked by posts. Transect separation is 400m, and sample stations are 50m apart down the transects. The data set records the number of cockles per sample station aged in the field as spat and others (1982-1988) or spat, 1 year old and 2 years and older (1989 to date). From each transect 3 samples are retained for weighing and detailed ageing. Approximately 350 samples are collected each year.

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
References

Walker, P. (1996) A survey of cockle stocks in the Burry Inlet, South Wales, November 1996., MAFF. Shellfish Resource Group Report, No. 20

Data web sitehttp://www.cefas.co.uk/
Availability 
OrganisationCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
AvailabilityLicence
ContactContracts Office, CEFAS, Lowestoft
Address

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 OHT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1621 562244
Facsimile+44 (0)1502 513865
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1029076
Global identifier456
Last revised2009-05-22