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2010 University of Plymouth Guernsey towed underwater video benthic survey
Citation
University of Plymouth (2021): 2010 University of Plymouth Guernsey towed underwater video benthic survey. v1.2. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://doi.org/10.17031/qma0-wb23
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Description
This data set comprises of marine epibenthos (approx. 74 identified taxa derived from Algae, Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Porifera) data collected during September 2010 from the Big Russel channel in Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK. Surveys were appointed as part of a Regional Environmental Assessment to determine the feasibility of marine renewable energy developments in the area. Data were collected using a high definition towed underwater video system. 36 transects each approximately 200 x 0.5 metres were undertaken to document the epibenthos in the Big Russel, providing a baseline of species composition in an area where tidal development may occur and to identifying suitable control areas for future impact assessments.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos > Epibenthos
Keywords:
Marine, Benthos, Marine protected areas (MPAs), Renewable energy, Tidal electric power generation, Video observations, ANE, Guernsey, , Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Porifera

Geographical coverage
ANE, Guernsey [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
September 2010

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

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Contributor
University of Plymouth; Plymouth Polytechnicdata creator

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Publication
Based on this dataset
Sheehan, E.V. et al. (2013). Epibenthic assessment of a renewable tidal energy site. Sci. World J. 2013: 1-8. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1155/2013/906180

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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