Benthic infaunal abundance and biomass from Belfast Lough dredge disposal monitoring operations 2017 and 2018

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

This dataset contains information on benthic infaunal abundance & biomass from sediment grabs off the Copeland Islands in Belfast Lough in late 2017 and early 2018 on the RV Corystes. This survey was carried out to describe the species and seabed habitats within a 0.5NM buffer zone of a dredge disposal site. The survey was carried out pre operation to allow the potential impacts to be investigated. Particle size analysis (PSA) and Carbon & Nitrogen analysis were also carried out on the sediments from the grab samples. All grab samples contained fauna species and sediment classification was carried out on all samples. This dataset also contains information on the SACFOR abundance and associated infaunal habitat in Belfast Lough in late 2017 and early 2018 as part of the post operation survey. This survey was carried out on the RV Corystes using a dropframe fitted with HD video camera, halogen lights, strip and point lazers for scaling, USBL, GoPro.

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 108 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)
    108
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    2289
  • Occurrence 
    1505

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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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) (2019): Benthic infaunal abundance and biomass from Belfast Lough dredge disposal monitoring operations 2017 and 2018. v2.0. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://doi.org/10.17031/qy4dpo

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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

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 10.17031/qy4dpo
https://www.dassh.ac.uk/ipt/resource?r=dasshse00000055