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Benthic infaunal abundance and biomass from Belfast Lough dredge disposal monitoring operations 2017 and 2018
Citation
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) (2019): Benthic infaunal abundance and biomass from Belfast Lough dredge disposal monitoring operations 2017 and 2018. v4.2. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent https://doi.org/10.17031/tyhfos
Contact: Burns, Gareth ;

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

Description
This dataset contains information on benthic infaunal abundance & biomass from sediment grabs off the Copeland Islands in Belfast Lough in late 2017 and early 2018 on the RV Corystes. This survey was carried out to describe the species and seabed habitats within a 0.5NM buffer zone of a dredge disposal site. The survey was carried out pre operation to allow the potential impacts to be investigated. Particle size analysis (PSA) and Carbon & Nitrogen analysis were also carried out on the sediments from the grab samples. All grab samples contained fauna species and sediment classification was carried out on all samples. This dataset also contains information on the SACFOR abundance and associated infaunal habitat in Belfast Lough in late 2017 and early 2018 as part of the post operation survey. This survey was carried out on the RV Corystes using a dropframe fitted with HD video camera, halogen lights, strip and point lazers for scaling, USBL, GoPro.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, ANE, British Isles, North Channel, ANE, Irish Sea, Bivalvia, Gastropoda, Gymnolaemata, Malacostraca, Polychaeta

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles, North Channel [Marine Regions]
ANE, Irish Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
23 October 2017 - 22 January 2018

Taxonomic coverage
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Gymnolaemata [WoRMS]
Malacostraca [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), moredata creator
APEM Ltd, moredata creator
Belfast Harbour, moredata creator
Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), moredata provider
Ulster Wildlife, moredata creator
University of Ulster, moredata creator

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2019-01-21
Information last updated: 2020-07-28
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