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Macrobenthos of the Western Scheldt (Ossenisse, Valkenisse, Terneuzen and Vlissingen) on 27 and 28 September 1978
Citable as data publication
Vermeulen Y.; Coomans A.; Faculteit Wetenschappen. RUG: Belgium; (2016): Macrobenthos of the Western Scheldt (Ossenisse, Valkenisse, Terneuzen and Vlissingen) on 27 and 28 September 1978. http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/231
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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Counts, density and biomass of macrobenthos species for 20 stations sampled in the Western Scheldt estuary on 27-28 September 1978. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Vermeulen, Y. (1980). Studie van het makrobenthos van het Westerschelde-estuarium. MSc Thesis. Rijksuniversiteit Gent: Gent. 83, maps, figures pp. more

On 27 and 28 September 20 stations in the Western Scheldt (Ossenisse, Valkenisse, Terneuzen and Vlissingen) were sampled using a Van Veen grab (3 replica's per station). A list of species is given for each sampling station. For each station replica (total of 60) density and biomass is noted.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Macrobenthos, Sediment analysis, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Ossenisse, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Terneuzen, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Valkenisse, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Vlissingen, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Capitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780), Cerastoderma edule (Linnaeus, 1758), Corophium volutator (Pallas, 1766), Crustacea, Eteone longa, Heteromastus filiformis (Claparède, 1864), Hydrobia ulvae (Pennant, 1777), Macoma balthica (Linnaeus, 1758), Mollusca, Nereis diversicolor, Oligochaeta, Polychaeta, Pygospio elegans Claparède, 1863

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Ossenisse [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Terneuzen [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Valkenisse [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Vlissingen [Marine Regions]
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
27 September 1978 - 28 September 1978

Taxonomic coverage
Capitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780) [WoRMS]
Cerastoderma edule (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Corophium volutator (Pallas, 1766) [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Eteone longa (Fabricius, 1780) [WoRMS]
Heteromastus filiformis (Claparède, 1864) [WoRMS]
Hydrobia ulvae (Pennant, 1777) [WoRMS]
Macoma balthica (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nereis (Hediste) diversicolor O.F. Müller, 1776 [WoRMS]
Oligochaeta [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Pygospio elegans Claparède, 1863 [WoRMS]

Parameters
% Organic carbon (OC), Ash-free dry weight (AFDW) biomass , Count, Dry weight biomass, Gravel fraction, Macrobenthos biomass, Macrobenthos density, Median grain size, Presence/absence of biota, Sand fraction, Silt fraction

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen, moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Vermeulen, Y. (1980). Studie van het makrobenthos van het Westerschelde-estuarium. MSc Thesis. Rijksuniversiteit Gent: Gent. 83, maps, figures pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-05-13
Information last updated: 2016-10-06
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