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Extract of the publicly available offshore UK marine benthic data holdings of JNCC (Joint Nature Conservation Committee), held within the “Marine Recorder” data management system. Data comprises multi-thematic benthic surveys in the offshore, including both taxa occurrence and abundance alongside physical and biotope recordings. This dataset is being used as a pilot study into submitting fully classified biotope data into OBIS alongside associated taxonomic occurrences under the EU EMODnet initiative.
The Seabird 2000 dataset is a full census of all of the breeding seabirds in Britain and Ireland. The data was gathered by over 1000 surveyors mainly between the years 1999 and 2003 from both coastal and inland colonies.
This dataset contains information on infaunal abundance and biomass from sediment grabs in Red Bay, Co. Antrim in 2004 on the RV Lough Foyle. The data from this survey was used to help support the Special Area of Conservation (SAC) site designation for Red Bay, Co. Antrim. A day grab was used to collect the samples, in total there were 20 samples taken and analysed. Particle Size Analysis (PSA) and Carbon & Nitrogen analysis was carried out on the sediments from the grab. The presence and absence of Maerl (alive or dead) was also recorded. The most abundant species found was Calcarea sp. and the most frequently recorded was the polychaete Glycera lapidium.