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Deep-sea fish from the Rockall Trough and Porcupine Seabight (1975-1992)

Data holding centreScottish Association for Marine Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1975 to 1992
Geographical area

Rockall Trough, Porcupine Seabight


Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Fish non taxonomy-related morphology; Fish non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column


Pelagic trawl nets


The Rockall survey covers fish living at depths between 500m and 3000m. The fish are benthopelagic (i.e. living on or close to the bottom). All data is stored on Oracle. The Porcupine Sea Bight survey was carried out jointly with IOS Deacon Laboratory (now the Southampton Oceangrpahy centre (SOC)). All data from the Granton trawls and other upper slope data is held at SAMS on Oracle. The deeper trawl data are held by N.R. Merrett at the Natural History Museum, London (formerly at IOSDL).

OriginatorsScottish Association for Marine Science

Gordon, J.D.M. and Duncan. J.A.R. (1985) The ecology of the deep-sea benthic and benthopelagic fish on the slopes of the Rockall Trough, northeastern Atlantic., Progress in Oceanography, 15(1): 37-69.; Gordon, J.D.M. (1986) The fish populations of the Rockall Trough., Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 88B: 191-204.

OrganisationScottish Association for Marine Science
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactSteven J Gontarek (Data Information Manager)

Scottish Association for Marine Science

PA37 1QA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1631 559314
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1049013
Global identifier652
Last revised2009-12-01