Abundance and biomass of benthic infauna as part of the North Channel habitat mapping project, 2017

Latest version published by Marine Biological Association on Dec 5, 2019 Marine Biological Association

This dataset contains information on infaunal abundance and biomass from sediment grabs in North Channel as part of a larger, more comprehensive habitat mapping project. This survey was carried out over two days in 2017 by the Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI) on the RV Corystes. A 0.1m2 Day Grab was used to collect the sediment samples. Particle size analysis (PSA) and Carbon & Nitrogen analysis were carried out. The infaunal samples were sent away to accredited taxonomic laboratories to be identified and weighed. There were many commercially and biologically important species found in the samples for example Modiolus modiolus (Northern Ireland priority species) and a few non-native species such as Goniadella gracilis. There were also a few records of species that are not formally recorded in the UK e.g. Syllis licheri. The most abundant species recorded was the polychaete Sabellaria spinulosa. The polychaete species Syllis armillaris was present in all 12 samples taken.

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 12 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)
    12
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    5190
  • Occurrence 
    1754

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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How to cite

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Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) (2019): Abundance and biomass of benthic infauna as part of the North Channel habitat mapping project, 2017. v2.3. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://doi.org/10.17031/ijdo70

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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:

User
Data Team