A study of the Biota of Mearl Beds from off the Northeastern Coast of Malta using video transects
Data set information
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|Data holding centre||Department of Biology, University of Malta|
|Project||A study of Mearl Beds from off the Northeastern Coast of Malta using video transects(Maerl video transect study)|
|Time period||July 1996 - April 1998|
Northeastern Coast of the Malta (Central Mediterraean): Off is-Sikka l-Bajda.
Habitat characterisation; Habitat extent
Underwater cameras; cameras
Maerl beds are characterised by accumulations of live and dead free-living coralline algae which form nodules known as rhodoliths. This research was undertaken in the framework of the BIOMAERL project. A towable underwater television camera was used to obtain a video recording along three transects laid at a bearing of 35 degrees off the Northeastern coast of the Maltese Islands. The data set contains a description of the distribution of the common species observed in the video footage of each of the three transects. The data set also includes plots of the abundance of each species at ten minute intervals for each transect.
|Originators||Department of Biology, University of Malta|
|Organisation||Department of Biology, University of Malta|
|Contact||Patrick J. Schembri|
Department of Biology, University of Malta
|Facsimile||(356) 2132 3781|
|Collating centre||International Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit|