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2010 University of Plymouth Guernsey towed underwater video benthic survey
University of Plymouth (2021): 2010 University of Plymouth Guernsey towed underwater video benthic survey. v1.2. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent.

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This data set comprises of marine epibenthos (approx. 74 identified taxa derived from Algae, Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Porifera) data collected during September 2010 from the Big Russel channel in Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK. Surveys were appointed as part of a Regional Environmental Assessment to determine the feasibility of marine renewable energy developments in the area. Data were collected using a high definition towed underwater video system. 36 transects each approximately 200 x 0.5 metres were undertaken to document the epibenthos in the Big Russel, providing a baseline of species composition in an area where tidal development may occur and to identifying suitable control areas for future impact assessments.

Biology > Benthos > Epibenthos
Marine/Coastal, Benthos, Marine protected areas (MPAs), Renewable energy, Tidal electric power generation, Video observations, ANE, Guernsey, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, , Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Porifera

Geographical coverage
ANE, Guernsey [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -2,5384; MinLat: 49,3985 - MaxLong: -2,3859; MaxLat: 49,4955 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
September 2010

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]


Abundance of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit area of the bed [BODC]
Depth (spatial coordinate) of sampling event start relative to water surface in the water body [BODC]
Length of sampling track [BODC]
Speed of measurement platform relative to ground surface {speed over ground} by unspecified GPS system [BODC]

University of Plymouth; Plymouth Polytechnicdata creator
Sheehan, Emma

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Based on this dataset
Sheehan, E.V. et al. (2013). Epibenthic assessment of a renewable tidal energy site. Sci. World J. 2013: 1-8.

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-03-17
Information last updated: 2021-04-30
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