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General
Data set name

Macrobenthos (echinoderm and mollusc) in the western English Channel (1947-1986)

Data holding centreMarine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1947 to 1986
OngoingNo
Geographical area

English Channel

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed; Zooplankton and zoobenthos development stage parameters

Instruments

Benthos samplers

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises echinoderm and mollusc species records made by N.A. Holme (of the Marine Biological Association (MBA) of the UK) in the English Channel for the period 1947 to 1986. One to three samples of benthos per year were collected with an emphasis on echinoderms and molluscs. Other data were derived from the literature for the area. The data base includes species, position, depth, date and abundance. The system of recording is based on the Marine Record Card used at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Monks Wood, which was developed in collaboration with MBA. Data are now stored on computer files but the original records have been retained.

OriginatorsMarine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director
Address

Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Citadel Hill
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 2PB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1752 222772
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1051002
Global identifier673
Last revised2009-10-15