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Data set name

Monitoring anthropogenic effects on marine benthos around England and Wales, 1986 onwards

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1986 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North Sea, English Channel, Irish Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Carbon concentrations in sediment; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Litter abundance and type; Sediment grain size parameters; Nitrogen concentrations in sediment; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediment samples; Concentration of other organic contaminants in sediment samples; Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in sediment samples; Concentration of other organic contaminants in biota

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets; sediment grabs; rock dredges; manual biota samplers

Description 
Summary

The data are collected to establish the effects on the benthos of waste disposal from ships and of marine aggregate extraction. Data are also available form stations sampled for the National Monitoring Programme.

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
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 identifier1029094
Global identifier477
Last revised2009-05-22