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Data set name

Assessment of intertidal fauna of inner Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland (1990-1992)

Data holding centreMARENCO Environmental Consultants
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1990 to 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland

Observations 
Parameters

Carbon concentrations in sediment; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Zoobenthos generic abundance; Sediment grain size parameters; Dissolved organic carbon concentrations in sediment pore waters; Redox potential in sediment; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance

Instruments

Nutrient analysers; redox potential sensors; sediment grabs; bench particle sizers

Description 
Summary

Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland (1990-1992): two year assessment of intertidal fauna of inner Belfast Lough in an area of special scientific interest. Belfast Lough is an important feeding area for overwintering waders and wild fowl. Project included analyses of macrofauna, particle size, redox and organic carbon content of sediments. Data analysis included statistical analysis using univariate and multivariate techniques.

OriginatorsMARENCO Environmental Consultants
Availability 
OrganisationMARENCO Environmental Consultants
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactMr. Paul McArdle (General Manager)
Address

MARENCO Environmental Consultants
Elmwood House, 74 Boucher Road
Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT12 6RZ
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 2890 682275
Emailinfo@marenco.co.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1074005
Global identifier818
Last revised2009-05-22