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2012-2013 University of Plymouth Falmouth maerl bed infauna and sediment survey using diver cores
University of Plymouth (2021): 2012-2013 University of Plymouth Falmouth maerl bed infauna and sediment survey using diver cores. v1.3. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent.
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Survey to establish the infaunal species composition and sediment properties of maerl bed habitats in Falmouth Harbour, from SCUBA diver collected core samples. Surveys were conducted in response to proposed dredging activities to deepen the shipping channel. Core samples collected by divers September - November 2012 and July - August 2013 were used to assess habitat quality and species distribution by quantifying the abundance of infauna and analysing organic content, particle size and maerl structure. There were 6 sites divided into three 5m2 plots. SCUBA divers collected 8 maerl core samples per plot: 5 cores for faunal analysis and 3 cores for sediment and organic content analysis. more

This data set was assigned the DASSH code of DASSHDT00000467, and it part of the series/project with DASSH series code DASSHSE00000058 titled '2011-2013 University of Plymouth Falmouth towed underwater video maerl and associated epifauna survey'.

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, diver, ANE, British Isles, England, Cornwall, Fal estuary, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Anthozoa, Ascidiacea, Bivalvia, Calcarea, Clitellata, Demospongiae, Echinoidea, Enteropneusta, Gastropoda, Gymnolaemata, Hexanauplia, Holothuroidea, Hydrozoa, Leptocardii, Malacostraca, Ophiuroidea, Ostracoda, Polychaeta, Polyplacophora, Pycnogonida, Sipunculidea, Staurozoa, Stenolaemata

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles, England, Cornwall, Fal estuary [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -5,046; MinLat: 50,1575 - MaxLong: -5,0392; MaxLat: 50,1588 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage

Taxonomic coverage
Anthozoa [WoRMS]
Ascidiacea [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Calcarea [WoRMS]
Clitellata [WoRMS]
Demospongiae [WoRMS]
Echinoidea [WoRMS]
Enteropneusta [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Gymnolaemata [WoRMS]
Hexanauplia [WoRMS]
Holothuroidea [WoRMS]
Hydrozoa [WoRMS]
Leptocardii [WoRMS]
Malacostraca [WoRMS]
Ophiuroidea [WoRMS]
Ostracoda [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Polyplacophora [WoRMS]
Pycnogonida [WoRMS]
Sipunculidea [WoRMS]
Staurozoa [WoRMS]
Stenolaemata [WoRMS]


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Parent dataset:
Species composition and sediment properties of maerl beds habitats in Falmouth Harbour, UK using towed underwater video and diver cores (2011 - 2013)
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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2021-04-27
Information last updated: 2022-08-16
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