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2005-Ongoing UK MarLIN Shore Thing timed search results
The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom(MBA); (2017) 2005-Ongoing UK MarLIN Shore Thing timed search results
Contact: Lear, Daniel

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Intertidal species effort based search undertaken by students (16+) and volunteer groups with support from an ecologist. During the twenty minute timed species search surveyors look for 22 species, 4 non native and 18 climate change indicator species within 1 of 3 habitats rockpools; boulders, crevices and overhangs or open rock. Abundance is recorded using a simplified version of SACFORN. more

The surveys are conducted by A-level students or volunteer groups with the aid of a trained rocky shore ecologist. The results are recroded using the following abundancy scale: (1) Abundant = definately found at a certain level of the shore, (2) Frequent = definitely found after some searching, (3) Rare = intensive search to find 1 or 2 individuals, and (4) Not found = not found after searching (Abundant, frequent and rare results recorded in sample description). Species have been selected from the MarCLIM surveys and the shore thing protocol and recording forms are available on the project website. Data is sumbitted to NBN through marine recorder, but is recorded as presence absence only through this pathway. Original records (AFRN) are kept in a MYSQL database at the Marine Biological Association and as hard copy in the same place. Geographical coverage: Troposphere; Eastern Channel; Western Channel & Celtic Sea; Irish Sea; Southern North Sea; Northern North Sea; Minches & Western Scotland; Scottish Continental Shelf; Faroe-Shetland Channel; Bristol Channel; English Channel; Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland; Irish Sea and St. George's Channel; North Sea; soil and sediment boundary layer.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish, Biology > Invertebrates, Biology > Macroalgae, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Marine/Coastal, Data, Marine Genomics, Species distribution, Taxonomy, ANE, France, ANE, Guernsey, ANE, Ireland, ANE, Jersey, ANE, North Sea, ANE, United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, France, Animalia, Plantae

Geographical coverage
ANE, France [Marine Regions]
ANE, Guernsey [Marine Regions]
ANE, Ireland [Marine Regions]
ANE, Jersey [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -10,1854; MinLat: 49,8936 - MaxLong: 1,3865; MaxLat: 58,5645 [WGS84]
MED, France [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From January 2005 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]
Plantae [WoRMS]

Presence of biota

Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), moredata ownerdata creatordata provider
Lear, Daniel

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2009-03-04
Information last updated: 2017-08-04
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