Abundance & Biomass of benthic infauna from grab samples taken as part of an ecosystem assessment of Belfast Lough in 2012.

Latest version published by Marine Biological Association on May 14, 2019 Marine Biological Association

This dataset contains information on the abundance & biomass of infauna found in sediment grab samples carried out in Belfast Lough as part of a mussel (Mytilus edulis) bed stock assessment and Crepidula (Crepidula fornicata) survey in September 2012. The main aim of the survey was to assess the stock of mussel beds in Belfast Lough and to survey the Crepidula population in Belfast Lough. The infaunal surveying was carried out using a 0.1m2 day grab and a 1mm sieve. Samples were taken at 50 stations over 5 days in September in 2012- abundance & biomass were recorded and infauna were identified to species level where possible. Particle size analysis & Carbon and Nitrogen analysis was also carried out at each station. The most abundant species found and most frequently recorded was the polychaete Melinna palmata.

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 53 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)
    53
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    5413
  • Occurrence 
    2209

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Lear D (2019): Abundance and Biomass of benthic infauna from grab samples taken as part of an ecosystem assessment of Belfast Lough in 2012.. v2. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://doi.org/10.17031/5ydwq8

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Keywords

Samplingevent

Contacts

Who created the resource:

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

Who can answer questions about the resource:

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

Who filled in the metadata:

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

Who else was associated with the resource:

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