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Data set name

Hunterston Power Station, Clyde sea area, biological time series (1960-1985)

Data holding centreScottish Association for Marine Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1960 to 1985
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Hunterston Power station and surrounding areas (Clyde Sea areas)

Observations 
Parameters

Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Insecta taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Unconsolidated sediment corers

Description 
Summary

Biological core samples were taken to study densities of various species in the areas surrounding Hunterston Power Station and Kames Bay, Millport. The major species studied were Tellina tenius, urothoe brevinorius and harpactinus blexus. Other samples were taken to study length/weight relationships of tellina tenius during the 1970s. 0.1m**2 core samples were taken at a 10m deep station off Hunterston between 1965 and 1983 to monitor sub-tidal populations. A large number of species were recorded here (e.g. lutraria lutraria, lusus circuatus, mya truncata).

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

Scottish Association for Marine Science

Argyll
Oban
PA37 1QA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1631 559314
Emailsteve.gontarek@sams.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1049021
Global identifier660
Last revised2009-12-01