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2013 University of Plymouth Thanet Coast (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 Thanet Coast (UK) Special Area of Conservation (SAC) towed underwater video condition assessment of epibenthic communities and biotopes. v1.1. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://doi.org/10.17031/ghed-7t19
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Description
This data set comprises of marine epibenthos (approx. 57 identified taxa derived of Algae, Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Porifera) data collected in July 2013 from Thanet Coast (UK) Special Area of Conservation (SAC) using a high definition towed underwater video system. 12 areas were surveyed, six inside the SAC and six outside the SAC. Three replicate 200 m x 0.5 m transects were recorded in each area. The survey was commissioned by Natural England as part of a condition assessment to report the extent and condition of habitats and biotopes, and to determine the composition of the benthic species present.

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

Geographical coverage
British Isles, England, Kent Stations [Marine Regions]
Thanet Coast

Temporal coverage
July 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. (2015). Condition assessment of Thanet Coast special area of conservation. NECR165. Natural England/Plymouth University: Plymouth. ISBN 978-1-78354-162-1. 42 pp.

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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