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2012 University of Plymouth Jersey towed underwater video Epifauna survey
Citation
University of Plymouth (2021): 2012 University of Plymouth Jersey towed underwater video Epifauna survey. v1.1. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://doi.org/10.17031/9wj1-ma60
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Description
This dataset comprises marine epibenthos (approx. 26 identified taxa derived of Algae, Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Nemertea, Porifera) and associated habitat data (percentage cover maerl, sand, reef and shell) collected during August 2012 as part of an investigation to identify and map maerl beds off the east coast of Jersey, Channel Islands, UK. Jersey’s coastline plays host to a rich variety of marine life, the waters around the island were previously thought to host maerl beds although the location and extent of this ecologically important habitat was unknown. 47 transects were undertaken using a towed high definition video camera, each transect being approximately 200 x 0.5 metres. As a result of this work the maerl beds identified in south east Jersey were subsequently protected from destructive bottom towed fishing activity.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos > Epibenthos
Keywords:
Marine, Biogenic reefs, Commercial species, Epifauna, Maerl beds, Marine protected areas (MPAs), sensitive habitats, Video observations, ANE, English Channel, , Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca

Geographical coverage
ANE, English Channel Stations [Marine Regions]
Jersey Exclusive Economic Zone

Temporal coverage
August 2012

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

Contributor
University of Plymouth; Plymouth Polytechnicdata creator

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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://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecss.2014.12.042

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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