Data Catalog | Emodnet Biology

Dear User, the EMODnet Biology portal will soon be integrated into our new EMODnet Central Portal, which will provide continued, open and free access to our data and information services with unique new features. By providing a Centralised EMODnet service, we aim to help you optimise your research and work.

You can preview our new unified content, document search facilities and unified data catalogue via the EMODnet Product Catalogue
The new and optimised common map viewer will be launched in November 2022.

Follow us on Twitter (@EMODnet and @EUROBIS_VLIZ) for the latest news on our centralisation process and new features.

For any questions or comments, you can contact us via .

Data Catalog

[ report an error in this record ] Print this page

Species composition and sediment properties of maerl beds habitats in Falmouth Harbour, UK using towed underwater video and diver cores (2011 - 2013)
Citation
Sheehan, Emma V.; University of Plymouth School of Marine and Biological Sciences, UK (2015) Species composition and sediment properties of maerl bed habitats in Falmouth Harbour, UK using towed underwater video and diver cores.
Contact:

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
This dataset comprises of marine epibenthos and endobenthos (identified taxa derived from Algae, Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Echinodermata, Hemichordata, Mollusca, Nematoda, Nemertea, Phoronida, Porifera and Sipuncula), associated with maerl beds in Falmouth Harbour, UK. Additional data on sediment (organic content and particle size) and the porosity of maerl found at the sites are also provided. Surveys were conducted to assess the extent, distribution and species composition of maerl bed habitats within the harbour, in response to proposed dredging activities to deepen the shipping channel. Transects were undertaken using a high definition towed underwater video system in November 2011 and February 2012. Core samples collected by divers September - November 2012 and July - August 2013 were used to further assess habitat quality and species distribution by quantifying the abundance of infauna and analysing organic content, particle size and maerl structure.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos > Endobenthos, Biology > Benthos > Epibenthos, Geology - Geophysics - Sedimentation > In-situ (near) seafloor data
Keywords:
Marine/Coastal, Biodiversity, Biogenic reefs, Commercial species, dredging mitigation, Epifauna, Habitat complexity, Maerl beds, Man-induced effects, Marine, Marine protected area, Recovery, Video observations, ANE, British Isles, England, Cornwall, Fal estuary, , Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Echinodermata, Hemichordata, Mollusca, Nematoda, Nemertea, Phoronida, Porifera, Sipuncula

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles, England, Cornwall, Fal estuary Stations [Marine Regions]
Falmouth Bay

Temporal coverage
November 2011 - August 2013

Taxonomic coverage
Algae
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Hemichordata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Nemertea [WoRMS]
Phoronida [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]
Sipuncula [WoRMS]

Parameters

Contributor
University of Plymouth; Plymouth Polytechnic, moredata creator

Related datasets
Child datasets:
2011 University of Plymouth Falmouth towed underwater video maerl and associated epifauna survey, more
2012 University of Plymouth Falmouth towed underwater video maerl and associated epifauna survey, more
2012-2013 University of Plymouth Falmouth maerl bed infauna and sediment survey using diver cores, more

Publication
Based on this dataset
Sheehan, E.V.; Bridger, D.; Attrill, M.J. (2015). The ecosystem service value of living versus dead biogenic reef. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 154: 248-254. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2014.12.042, more
Sheehan, E.V. et al. (2015). Testing the resilience of dead maerl infaunal assemblages to the experimental removal and re-lay of habitat. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 535: 117-128. https://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps11400, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-03-17
Information last updated: 2021-04-27
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy
 

FOLLOW US

Website hosted and developed by VLIZ

Copyright 2017 - EMODnet - THE EUROPEAN MARINE OBSERVATION AND DATA NETWORK