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Data set name

Strangford Lough - Killyleagh survey

Data holding centreMARENCO Environmental Consultants
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodAugust 2000
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Strangford Lough, 9 sites in proximity to Killyleagh in the southwest of the lough.

Observations 
Parameters

Carbon concentrations in sediment; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related ash-free dry weight biomass per unit area of the littoral zone; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the littoral zone; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related ash-free dry weight biomass per unit area of the bed; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related ash-free dry weight biomass per unit area of the littoral zone; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the littoral zone; Sediment grain size parameters; Dissolved organic carbon concentrations in sediment pore waters; Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed

Instruments

Sediment grabs

Description 
Summary

The aim of the study was to ascertain the biological significance of the macrofauna near the shore at Killyleagh, which may be influenced by development works in the locality. The information was used in an environmental impact assessment of the planned project. Triplicate grab samples (0.1 square metre) were collected at nine stations near Killyleagh. Analysis to species level was undertaken in a quality controlled laboratory. Data are presented in two spreadsheets, one related to abundance information, the other pertaining to biomass data. Intertidal and terrestrial flora and fauna information are also available.

OriginatorsMARENCO Environmental Consultants
Availability 
OrganisationMARENCO Environmental Consultants
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr Beverley Kelso (Marine Consultant)
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 identifier1074015
Global identifier828
Last revised2009-05-22