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General
Data set name

Abundance and distribution of edible crab larvae around the UK (1981, 1989, 1993)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1981, 1989 and 1993
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Mainly English Channel, Western Approaches, Bristol Channel and North Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton egg hatch proportion; Zooplankton dry weight biomass per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton and zoobenthos development stage parameters

Instruments

Plankton recorders; plankton nets

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises numbers of edible crab larvae per metre squared of sea surface by larval stage and by cruise station position from various research vessel cruises carried out in the English Channel, Western Approaches, Bristol Channel and North Sea in 1981, 1989 and 1993. Some cruises used the LHPR for vertical distribution studies. Many of the cruises were primarily aimed at other species.

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

Thompson, B.M., Lawler, A.R. and Bennett, A.B. (1995) Estimation of the Spatial Distribution of Spawning Crabs (Cancer pagurus L.). Using larval surveys in the English Channel., ICES Marine Science Symposium, 199 : 139-150.

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 identifier1029082
Global identifier464
Last revised2009-05-22