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Linking pelagic food web and its top predators: bird and prey fish sampling - Westbanks [Linken van het pelagische voedselweb en de toppredatoren: bemonsteren van vogels en prooivissen - Westbanks]
Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek- Belgium. Linking pelagic food web and its top predators: bird and prey fish sampling - Westbanks - SSD - Belgian Science Policy.
Contact: Stienen, Eric

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Birds (terns) and prey fish are sampled at several locations along the Belgian coast. Fish are counted and measured. Stomach content analyses and length measurements are performed on seabirds. The results are recorded in this database.

Biology, Biology > Birds, Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Birds, Birds (marine), Fish, Population dynamics, Predator prey interactions, Stomach content, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge, ANE, Belgium, East Coast, Vlakte van de Raan, ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks, ANE, Belgium, West Coast, Westdiep, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, East Coast, Vlakte van de Raan [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks Stations [Marine Regions]
Binnen Ratel
ANE, Belgium, West Coast, Westdiep [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box

Temporal coverage
2005 - 2006
2006 - 2010

Taxonomic coverage
Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Count of fish
Fish length
Stomach content seabirds

Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO)data owner
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek; Afdeling Biodiversiteit en Natuurlijk Milieu; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteemdiversiteitdata ownerdata creator
Stienen, Eric
Courtens, Wouter
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata owner

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Study of birds in Zeebrugge
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
IMERS: Integrated Marine Environmental Samples and Readings, more
(Partly) included in:
PROJECT DATA: WESTBANKS integrated database (2007-2010)

WESTBANKS: Understanding benthic, pelagic and air-borne ecosystem interactions in shallow coastal seas


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-05-10
Information last updated: 2012-11-13
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