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PANGAEA - Data from Benthic biology and geochemistry of a North-Eastern Atlantic Abyssal locality (BENGAL)

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Description
Multidisciplinary data of the abyssal benthic boundary layer in the northeast Atlantic. more

The project was a three-year multidisciplinary study of the abyssal benthic boundary layer in the northeast Atlantic. The aim of BENGAL was to determine how the seabed community and the geochemistry of the sediments change seasonally in response to a highly seasonal input of organic matter from the overlying water column. It did this by organising an intensive sampling programme on 14 research cruises over a two-year period and using a range of observational techniques including time-series sediment traps, marine snow cameras, benthic lander systems, long-term moorings and time-lapse photography. The study area was located in the middle of the Porcupine Abyssal Plain at a water depth of about 4850 m, 270 km southwest of Ireland (central location: 48°50′N 16°30′W). The BENGAL project involved 17 partners from 9 European countries

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, Benthos, Macrobenthos, Meiobenthos, ANE, Porcupine Abyssal Plain

Geographical coverage
ANE, Porcupine Abyssal Plain [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1996 - 1998

Related datasets
Published in:
PANGAEA: Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science, more
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2010-12-07
Information last updated: 2010-12-10
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