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Linking pelagic food web and its top predators: bird and prey fish sampling - Westbanks [Linken van het pelagische voedselweb en de toppredatoren: bemonsteren van vogels en prooivissen - Westbanks]
Citation
Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek- Belgium. Linking pelagic food web and its top predators: bird and prey fish sampling - Westbanks - SSD - Belgian Science Policy. http://www.vliz.be/projects/westbanks/westbanks.php?module=dataset&dasid=1261
Contact: Stienen, Eric

Access data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Birds (terns) and prey fish are sampled at several locations along the Belgian coast. Fish are counted and measured. Stomach content analyses and length measurements are performed on seabirds. The results are recorded in this database.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Birds, Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, Birds, Birds (marine), Fish, Population dynamics, Predator prey interactions, Stomach content, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge, ANE, Belgium, East Coast, Vlakte van de Raan, ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks, ANE, Belgium, West Coast, Westdiep, Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, East Coast, Vlakte van de Raan [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks Stations [Marine Regions]
Binnen Ratel
ANE, Belgium, West Coast, Westdiep [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2005 - 2006
2006 - 2010
Monthly

Taxonomic coverage
Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Parameters
Count of fish, Fish length, Stomach content seabirds

Contributors
Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata owner
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek; Afdeling Biodiversiteit en Natuurlijk Milieu; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteemdiversiteit, moredata ownerdata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Study of birds in Zeebrugge, more
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
IMERS: Integrated Marine Environmental Samples and Readings, more
(Partly) included in:
PROJECT DATA: WESTBANKS integrated database (2007-2010), more

Project
WESTBANKS: Understanding benthic, pelagic and air-borne ecosystem interactions in shallow coastal seas, more

URLs

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-05-10
Information last updated: 2012-11-13
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