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2013 University of Plymouth Flamborough Head (UK) Special Area of Conservation (SAC) towed underwater video condition assessment of epibenthic communities and biotopes
Citation
University of Plymouth (2021): 2013 University of Plymouth Flamborough Head (UK) Special Area of Conservation (SAC) towed underwater video condition assessment of epibenthic communities and biotopes. v1.2. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent https://doi.org/10.17031/66yv-xq45
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Description
This data set comprises of marine epibenthos (approx. 70 identified taxa derived from Algae, Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Porifera) data collected in June 2013 from Flamborough Head (UK) Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Data were collected using a high definition towed underwater video system . Fourteen areas were surveyed, seven areas were inside the SAC, one of which was a No Take Zone (NTZ) and seven were outside of the SAC. Three replicate 200 m x 0.5 m transects were recorded in each area. Locations of transects were selected based on previous surveys. The survey was commissioned by Natural England as part of a condition assessment to characterise the subtidal epibenthos and habitats within the SAC and in comparable areas outside the SAC. The extent and condition of biotopes was also identified and mapped.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos > Epibenthos
Keywords:
Marine, Benthos, habitat assessment, Marine protected areas (MPAs), special area of conservation, Video observations, United Kingdom, Eastern England, , Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Porifera

Geographical coverage
United Kingdom, Eastern England Stations
Flamborough Head

Temporal coverage
June 2013

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). Condition assessment of Flamborough Head special area of conservation. Natural England/Plymouth University: Plymouth. 51 pp.

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-03-17
Information last updated: 2021-04-29
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