Latest version published by Marine Biological Association on Jun 20, 2018 Marine Biological Association

This study has provided much of the baseline information for monitoring the marine biotopes and associated fauna and flora at sites along the 23km stretch of coast. Fowler & Tittley (1993) reviewed the importance of coastal chalk cave and cliff habitats in Britain. Their extent in Thanet was described and mapped by Tittley (1985) and this provides an important baseline for comparison. The structure and composition of the associated algal communities was analysed by Tittley and Shaw (1980). Since 1997 additional coastal biotope mapping has been undertaken in the Thanet coast cSAC between Walpole Bay and Foreness Point (Anon., 1998). An appraisal in 2004 looked at the occurrence and impact of the non-native alga Sargassum muticum in Thanet (Vahid, 2004). More recently, studies have been undertaken on the impact of non-native species with particular emphasis on Crassostrea gigas (McKnight, 2009 and 2011).

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 2 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
  • Occurrence 

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Who created the resource:

Dan Lear
Head ofData
Marine Biological Association of the UK Plymouth GB

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Data Archive for Marine Species and Habitats (DASSH)
Data Archive for Marine Species and Habitats (DASSH) Plymouth GB

Who filled in the metadata:

Data Archive for Marine Species and Habitats (DASSH)
Data Archive for Marine Species and Habitats (DASSH) Plymouth GB

Who else was associated with the resource:

Data Team

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://www.dassh.ac.uk/ipt/resource?r=dasshdt00000194