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Data set name

Biological Surveys of the inner Eden estuary, near St. Andrews, east coast of Scotland (1982 and 1992)

Data holding centreScottish Environment Protection Agency, Stirling Office
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1989 and 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Inner Eden estuary, total of 37 sites

Observations 
Parameters

Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Nitrogen concentrations in sediment; Dissolved organic carbon concentrations in sediment pore waters; Concentration of organic matter in sediments; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Unconsolidated sediment corers

Description 
Summary

a) 1989: Four inter-tidal transects and two low water mark transects were established on mudflats near Guardbridge, using 37 sampling points. Two cores (10cm diameter, 20cm depth) were taken at most sites except on inter- tidal transects where five cores were taken at mid-shore and low water mark points. At such points, sediment samples for organic content (loss-on- ignition) were taken. Sediments were sieved on site (1mm mesh). b) 1992: Ten of the 1989 low water mark sites were revisited and two cores taken as described in a) above.

OriginatorsScottish Environment Protection Agency, Stirling Office
Availability 
OrganisationScottish Environment Protection Agency, Stirling Office
AvailabilityMoratorium
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 identifier1098006
Global identifier887
Last revised2009-12-01