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SmartBuoy Marine Observational Network - UK Waters Phytoplankton Data 2001-2017
Milligan and Bear (2019). SmartBuoy Marine Observational Network - Phytoplankton Data 2001-2017. Cefas, UK. V2. doi:
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This dataset consists of analysed phytoplankton data from the years 2001-2017 inclusive collected in UK waters from the SmartBuoy moorings at Celtic Deep, Dowsing, Gabbard/West Gabbard/WestGabbard2, Warp and Liverpool Bay using WMS and EDU automated water samplers. SmartBuoys consist of a 4 meter tall stainless steel frame with a fibreglass toroid for buoyancy. Instruments are attached at a nominal 1 meter depth to the frame. The water samplers collect into pre-spiked bags containing acidified Lugols Iodine on a pre-determined cycle over the course of a deployment. Following recovery these samples were analysed for a full community of phytoplankton species using the Utermohl method on high-power inverted microscopes. Phytoplankton cell counts are abundance values reported in Cells per Litre.

Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton
Marine/Coastal, mooring, ANE, United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Bacillariophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Cyanophyceae, Dinophyceae, Euglenoidea

Geographical coverage
ANE, United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -6,082; MinLat: 51,25 - MaxLong: 2,335; MaxLat: 53,535 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
2001 - 2018

Taxonomic coverage
Bacillariophyceae [WoRMS]
Chlorophyceae [WoRMS]
Cyanophyceae [WoRMS]
Dinophyceae [WoRMS]
Euglenoidea [WoRMS]

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), moredata creator
Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), moredata manager

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2021-03-01
Information last updated: 2022-09-12
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