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Vegetation of the tidal channels in Gazi Bay (Kenya) sampled between July and September 1989
Citable as data publication
de Pauw K.; Coppejans E.; Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Laboratorium Plantkunde; Vakgroep Biologie; Faculteit Wetenschappen. Universiteit Gent: Belgium; (2016): Vegetation of the tidal channels in Gazi Bay (Kenya) sampled between July and September 1989. http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/120
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Description
List of present/absent vegetation (seagrasses and benthic macroalgae) and their coverage of the sublittoral zone in Gazi Bay (Kenya) sampled between 24th July and 2nd September 1989. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: De Pauw, K. (1990). De vegetatie van de getijdengeul van Gazi Bay (Kenia); The vegetation of the tidal channels of Gazi Bay (Kenya). MSc Thesis. Rijksuniversiteit Gent. Faculteit Wetenschappen: Ghent. 142 pp. more

Thirteen transects were made perpendicularly on the direction of the tidal flow, from the field laboratory down to the lagoon. We also investigated a side channel, which showed a great variety of species, as well as an upstream section of the main channel. The seagrasses were quantified by estimating the degree of coverage (in %) whereas for the algae only presence or absence were noted. In each case the type of substratum has been taken into account (hard or loose). To be able to specify the current velocity, sediment samples were taken all along the transects, in order to determine their particle size. The field work took place in July and August 1989 and was carried out scuba-diving.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Flora, Biology > Macroalgae, Biology > Plants
Keywords:
Marine, Algae and seagrasses, Benthic, Epilithic flora, Epiphytic algae, Granulometry, Herbarium specimens, Vegetation, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay, Acanthophora spicifera, Acetabularia J.V. Lamouroux, 1812, Amphiroa rigida, Avrainvillea, Boodlea, Bryopsis hypnoides Lamouroux, 1809, Caulerpa, Chaetomorpha crassa, Chlorophyta, Cladophora, Crouania attenuata, Cymodocea, Cystoseira, Dasya C. Agardh, 1824, Dictyota J.V. Lamouroux, Enhalus acoroides, Enteromorpha, Gracilaria, Halimeda discoidea, Halodule uninervis, Halodule wrightii, Halophila minor, Halophila ovalis, Halophila stipulacea, Halymenia, Hypnea cornuta, Jania rubens (Linnaeus) J.V. Lamouroux,1816, Lobophora, Padina Adanson, 1763, Phaeophyta, Rhodophyta, Sargassum C. Agardh, 1820, Solieria robusta, Struvea, Thalassia hemprichii, Thalassodendron ciliatum, Udotea orientalis, Ulva Linnaeus, 1753

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
24 July 1989 - 2 September 1989

Taxonomic coverage
Acanthophora spicifera (M.Vahl) Børgesen, 1910 [WoRMS]
Acetabularia J.V.Lamouroux, 1812 [WoRMS]
Amphiroa rigida J.V.Lamouroux, 1816 [WoRMS]
Avrainvillea Decaisne, 1842 [WoRMS]
Boodlea G.Murray & De Toni, 1889 [WoRMS]
Bryopsis hypnoides J.V.Lamouroux, 1809 [WoRMS]
Caulerpa J.V. Lamouroux, 1809 [WoRMS]
Chaetomorpha crassa (C.Agardh) Kützing, 1845 [WoRMS]
Chlorophyta [WoRMS]
Cladophora Kützing, 1843 [WoRMS]
Crouania attenuata (C.Agardh) J.Agardh, 1842 [WoRMS]
Cymodocea Leach, 1818 [WoRMS]
Cystoseira C.Agardh, 1820 [WoRMS]
Dasya C.Agardh, 1824 [WoRMS]
Dictyota J.V.Lamouroux, 1809 [WoRMS]
Enhalus acoroides (Linnaeus f.) Royle, 1839 [WoRMS]
Enteromorpha Link, 1820 [WoRMS]
Gracilaria Greville, 1830 [WoRMS]
Halimeda discoidea Decaisne, 1842 [WoRMS]
Halodule uninervis (Forsskål) Ascherson, 1882 [WoRMS]
Halodule wrightii Ascherson, 1868 [WoRMS]
Halophila minor (Zollinger) den Hartog, 1957 [WoRMS]
Halophila ovalis (R.Brown) J.D.Hooker, 1858 [WoRMS]
Halophila stipulacea (Forsskål) Ascherson, 1867 [WoRMS]
Halymenia C.Agardh, 1817 [WoRMS]
Hypnea cornuta (Kützing) J.Agardh, 1851 [WoRMS]
Jania rubens (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux, 1816 [WoRMS]
Lobophora J.Agardh, 1894 [WoRMS]
Padina Adanson, 1763 [WoRMS]
Phaeophyta [WoRMS]
Rhodophyta [WoRMS]
Sargassum C.Agardh, 1820 [WoRMS]
Solieria robusta (Greville) Kylin, 1932 [WoRMS]
Struvea Sonder, 1845 [WoRMS]
Thalassia hemprichii (Ehrenberg) Ascherson, 1871 [WoRMS]
Thalassodendron ciliatum (Forsskål) den Hartog, 1970 [WoRMS]
Udotea orientalis A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp, 1911 [WoRMS]
Ulva Linnaeus, 1753 [WoRMS]

Parameters
% macro-algae coverage , % seagrass coverage, Grain size distribution, Presence/absence of biota

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen (FBW), moredata creator Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Laboratorium Plantkunde, moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Publication
Based on this dataset:
De Pauw, K. (1990). De vegetatie van de getijdengeul van Gazi Bay (Kenia); The vegetation of the tidal channels of Gazi Bay (Kenya). MSc Thesis. Rijksuniversiteit Gent. Faculteit Wetenschappen: Ghent. 142 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-11-04
Information last updated: 2016-05-04
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