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Hyperbenthos community in the salt marsh of Saeftinghe in 1990 and 1991
Citable as data publication
Dankwa H.R.; Hamerlynck O.; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME). VUB; Marine Biology Section, Zoology Institute. Ugent: Belgium; (2016): Hyperbenthos community in the salt marsh of Saeftinghe in 1990 and 1991. https://doi.org/10.14284/225
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Description
Density and biomass of hyperbenthos species in the salt marsh community of Saeftinghe between March 1990 and October 1991. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Dankwa, H.R. (1993). Utilization of estuarine salt marshes by postlarval brown shrimp Crangon crangon. MSc Thesis. RUG: Gent. 49 pp. more

Monthly samples were collected with a stow net in an intertidal creek in the marsh of Saeftinghe. Fishing lasted a complete tidal cycle and the net was hauled every hour providing in general, three flood samples and four ebb samples. Water height and the current speed were recorded every fifteen minutes. These two variables were used in the estimation of densities and biomasses. Densities and biomasses were estimated for every hour sampled based on the number of animals and the volume of water that passed through the net within that particular period. From these, estimates for each sampling period were made for the whole creek considering the volume of water that passed through the creek over the same period of time. This was done for each flood and ebb sample. Sixty eight species were caught during the study period but only thirty eight were found to occur regularly in the marsh creek.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Hyperbenthos, Salt marsh, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Saeftinge, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Annelida, Chaetognatha, Cladocera, Coelenterata, Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758), Crustacea, Pisces, Polychaeta

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Saeftinge
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
March 1990 - October 1991
Monthly

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Chaetognatha [WoRMS]
Cladocera [WoRMS]
Coelenterata [WoRMS]
Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]

Parameters
Hyperbenthos biomass, Hyperbenthos density

Contributors
Onderzoeksdomein Visserij, moredata creator Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Salt marsh creeks in the brackish part of the Westerschelde estuary as habitat for fishes and macrocrustaceans, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Cattrijsse, A. (1994). Schorkreken in het brakke deel van het Westerschelde estuarium als habitat voor vissen en macrocrustacea. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Gent, Vakgroep morfologie, systematiek en ecologie: Gent. V, 123 pp., more
Dankwa, H.R. (1993). Utilization of estuarine salt marshes by postlarval brown shrimp Crangon crangon. MSc Thesis. RUG: Gent. 49 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-10-18
Information last updated: 2016-10-06
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