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General
Data set name

Meiobenthos studies at two sites west of Ireland and SW Porcupine Seabight (1973-1983)

Data holding centreScottish Association for Marine Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1973 to 1983
OngoingNo
Geographical area

N.E. Atlantic (Madeira - Faroes)

Observations 
Parameters

Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Seabed photography; Temperature of the water column; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Water temperature sensor; underwater cameras; unconsolidated sediment corers

Description 
Summary

Core samples were taken for meiobenthos studies at various positions in the north east Atlantic between Madeira and the Faroes. Regular samples were taken at a 3000m station west of Ireland and a 5000m station south west of Porcupine Seabight. Most of these samples still have to be analyzed. Many of these core samples were photographed in-situ at the time of corer penetration. Reversing thermometer data from the corer were also taken on many corer drops.

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 identifier1049023
Global identifier662
Last revised2009-12-01