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Data on quantitative aspects of the meiofauna community in the Westerschelde estuary such as density, biomass, diversity and community structure. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Van Damme, D.; Herman, R.; Sharma, Y.; Holvoet, M.; Martens, P. (1980). Benthic studies of the Southern Bight of the North Sea and its adjacent continental estuaries: Progress Report 2. Fluctuation of the meiobenthic communities in the Westerschelde estuary.
This dataset arises from probably the first study on the effects of TBT on meiobenthic communities. Microcosm experiments were conducted where meiobenthos is concentrated in TBT contaminated and uncontaminated sediments.
Dataset contains the counts and abundance of epiphytic meiofauna (and in particular nematods) on seagrasses sampled at two sites along the Kenyan Coast (Nyali Beach and Gazi Bay) in August 1989. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Van Avermaet, P. (1990). Bijdrage tot de kennis van de ecologie van epifytische meiofauna in Keniase kustbiotopen; Contribution to the knowledge of the ecology of epiphytic meiofauna in Kenyan coast habitats. BSc Thesis. University of Gent, Zoology Institute, Marine Biology Section: Gent. 67 pp.