Infaunal abundance and biomass data from surveys of the East Antrim Maerl bed in 2004

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

This dataset contains information on infaunal abundance and biomass from sediment grabs in Red Bay, Co. Antrim in 2004 on the RV Lough Foyle. The data from this survey was used to help support the Special Area of Conservation (SAC) site designation for Red Bay, Co. Antrim. A day grab was used to collect the samples, in total there were 20 samples taken and analysed. Particle Size Analysis (PSA) and Carbon & Nitrogen analysis was carried out on the sediments from the grab. The presence and absence of Maerl (alive or dead) was also recorded. The most abundant species found was Calcarea sp. and the most frequently recorded was the polychaete Glycera lapidium.

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 16 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)
    16
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    704
  • Occurrence 
    275

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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Data as a DwC-A file download 16 records in English (15 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Lear D (2019): Infaunal abundance and biomass data from surveys of the East Antrim Maerl bed in 2004. v1.0. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://doi.org/10.17031/mu7fpl

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Marine Biological Association. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

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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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