Abundances of benthic infauna from grab sediment samples as part of the INIS Hyrdo project, Co. Down (Northern Ireland), 2011.

Latest version published by Marine Biological Association on Jun 12, 2019 Marine Biological Association

This dataset contains information on the abundance of benthic infauna species from sediment grabs collected from the South East Mourne Coast off Co. Down (Northern Ireland). This survey is part of a large project called INIS Hydro which aims to provide high resolution seabed baseline data for the coast of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland using multibeam echosounders and grab samples for ground truthing. This survey was carried out in February 2011 on the RV Corystes using a 0.1m2 day grab. There were 47 grab samples taken in which infaunal analysis, Particle Size Analysis (PSA) and and Carbon & Nitrogen (C&N) analysis were carried out. The most abundant species found was the brittle star Amphiura filiformis and the most frequently recorded was the polychaete Lumbrineris cingulata.

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 17 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)
    17
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    672
  • Occurrence 
    488

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Lear D (2019): Abundances of benthic infauna from grab sediment samples as part of the INIS Hyrdo project, Co. Down (Northern Ireland), 2011.. v2.0. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://doi.org/10.17031/ktr5zl

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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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