Infaunal abundance & biomass from sediment grabs in Belfast Lough as part of a habitat mapping project in 2018

Latest version published by Marine Biological Association on Jul 1, 2019 Marine Biological Association

This dataset contains information on infaunal abundance & biomass from sediment grabs in Belfast Lough as part of a larger & ongoing habitat mapping project. The sediment & infaunal survey was carried out in January 2018 by AFBI and this dataset was integrated into the larger mapping project since 2012. The project is joint with the British Geological Society and Belfast Harbour with the aim of mapping the seabed floor and updating it from more historical information. The seabed mapping was carried out on the White Ribbon vessel (British Geological society) using Kongsberg EM3002D multibeam and on the FPV Banríon Uladh using the same multibeam system. The benthic sampling in 2018 (this dataset) was carried out on board the RV Corystes using a day grab. Particle size analysis (PSA) was carried out and the infaunal samples were sent away to accredited taxonomic laboratories to be indentified. The most abundant species recorded was the echinoderm Amphiura filiformis and the most frequently recorded (present in all samples) was the hydrozoan sertulariidae.

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 6 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)
    6
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    284
  • Occurrence 
    161

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Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) (2019): Infaunal abundance and biomass from sediment grabs in Belfast Lough as part of a habitat mapping project in 2018. v2. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://doi.org/10.17031/cpxuba

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Keywords

Samplingevent

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)

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:

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Data Team