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General
Data set name

Fauna and sediment chemistry in the Tay estuary, east coast of Scotland (1991-1992)

Data holding centreScottish Environment Protection Agency, Stirling Office
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
ProjectNational Marine Monitoring Program(NMMP)
Time periodFrom 1991 to 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

3 sites in the Tay estuary (Flisk, Balmerino and Broughty Castle)

Observations 
Parameters

Carbon concentrations in sediment; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Zoobenthos generic abundance; Mineral chemistry; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Redox potential in sediment; Concentration of other organic contaminants in sediment samples; Concentration of organic matter in sediments; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Sediment grabs

Description 
Summary

At the three sites, five grab samples (0.1m**2 Day grab) were taken and sieved on-board for analysis of fauna. The samples were taken from mid- channel. Accompanying samples were taken for sediment chemistry analysis.

OriginatorsScottish Environment Protection Agency, Stirling Office
Availability 
OrganisationScottish Environment Protection Agency, Stirling Office
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactEnquiries Officer
Address

Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Stirling Office
Strathallan House
Stirling

FK9 4TZ
United Kingdom

Telephone01786 457700
Emailinfo@sepa.org.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1098005
Global identifier886
Last revised2010-11-22