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Seagrasses and associated macroalgae at West Gazi bay during July and August 1987 and abiotic data of the corresponding sampling locations
Citable as data publication
De Wit M.; Coppejans E.; Laboratorium Plantkunde; Vakgroep Biologie; Faculteit Wetenschappen. Universiteit Gent: Belgium; (2016): Seagrasses and associated macroalgae at West Gazi bay during July and August 1987 and abiotic data of the corresponding sampling locations. http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/117
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Description
List of macroalgae and seagrasses at Western Gazi Bay and abiotic data of the sampling locations (July-August 1987). The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: De Wit, M. (1988). Vegetatie-ecologische studie van de zeegrasgemeenschap (incl. wiercomponent) in Gazi Bay, Kenia = Vegetation ecological study of the seagrass community (incl. algae component) in Gazi Bay, Kenya. Ir Thesis. Rijksuniversiteit Gent - Faculteit van de Landbouwwetenschappen: Ghent. 189, 93 appendix pp. more

The field work for this study was done in July and August 1987, at the western part of Gazi Bay. In order to cover the most representative seagrass associations, seven linear transects were traced in the seagrass community of Gazi Bay. At low tide the floristic structure of the seagrasses, benthic seaweeds, and epiphytic algae on Thalassodendron ciliatum were observed. On the medio- and infra-littoral transects 11 species of seagrasses, 31 species of benthic seaweeds, and 19 species of epiphytic algae were observed. Abiotic factors such as salinity and water temperature were investigated as well. Substrate was sampled on the 1 m^2 sample locations of floristic observations along the transects. These samples were analyzed for particle size distribution, concentration of Ca, K, Na, Mg, P, as well as organic material.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Flora, Biology > Macroalgae, Biology > Plants
Keywords:
Marine, Algae and seagrasses, Benthic algal communities, Chemical analysis, Epiphytic algae, Granulometry, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay, Acanthophora spicifera, Amphiroa rigida, Avicennia, Boodleopsis pusilla, Bryopsis hypnoides Lamouroux, 1809, Caulerpa, Centroceras clavulatum, Ceramium, Chaetomorpha crassa, Cladophora, Cymodocea rotundata, Enhalus acoroides, Enteromorpha, Giffordia Batters, 1892, Gracilaria Greville, 1830, Griffithsia C. Agardh, 1817, Halimeda, Halodule uninervis, Halodule wrightii, Halophila minor, Halophila ovalis, Hypnea, Laurencia Lamouroux, 1813, Murrayella periclados, Padina Adanson, 1763, Polysiphonia Greville, 1823, Sphacelaria Lyngbye, Spyridia filamentosa (Wulfen) Harvey in W.J. Hooke, Syringodium isoetifolium, Thalassia hemprichii, Thalassodendron ciliatum, Ulva Linnaeus, 1753

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

Temporal coverage
29 July 1987 - 26 August 1987

Taxonomic coverage
Acanthophora spicifera (M.Vahl) Børgesen, 1910 [WoRMS]
Amphiroa rigida J.V.Lamouroux, 1816 [WoRMS]
Avicennia [WoRMS]
Boodleopsis pusilla (F.S.Collins) W.R.Taylor, A.B.Joly & Bernatowicz, 1953 [WoRMS]
Bryopsis hypnoides J.V.Lamouroux, 1809 [WoRMS]
Caulerpa J.V. Lamouroux, 1809 [WoRMS]
Centroceras clavulatum (C.Agardh) Montagne, 1846 [WoRMS]
Ceramium Roth, 1797 [WoRMS]
Chaetomorpha crassa (C.Agardh) Kützing, 1845 [WoRMS]
Cladophora Kützing, 1843 [WoRMS]
Cymodocea rotundata Ascherson & Schweinfurth, 1870 [WoRMS]
Enhalus acoroides (Linnaeus f.) Royle, 1839 [WoRMS]
Enteromorpha Link, 1820 [WoRMS]
Giffordia Batters, 1893 [WoRMS]
Gracilaria Greville, 1830 [WoRMS]
Griffithsia C.Agardh, 1817 [WoRMS]
Halimeda J.V.Lamouroux, 1812 [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]
Hypnea J.V.Lamouroux, 1813 [WoRMS]
Laurencia J.V.Lamouroux, 1813 [WoRMS]
Murrayella periclados (C.Agardh) F.Schmitz, 1893 [WoRMS]
Padina Adanson, 1763 [WoRMS]
Polysiphonia Greville, 1823 [WoRMS]
Sphacelaria Lyngbye, 1818 [WoRMS]
Spyridia filamentosa (Wulfen) Harvey, 1833 [WoRMS]
Syringodium isoetifolium (Ascherson) Dandy, 1939 [WoRMS]
Thalassia hemprichii (Ehrenberg) Ascherson, 1871 [WoRMS]
Thalassodendron ciliatum (Forsskål) den Hartog, 1970 [WoRMS]
Ulva Linnaeus, 1753 [WoRMS]

Parameters
Calcium (Ca), Conductivity, Grain size distribution, Magnesium (Mg), Organic matter (OM), pH, Potassium (K), Presence of biota, Salinity, Sodium (Na), Temperature

Contributors
Koninklijk Museum voor Midden Afrika (KMMA), moredata creator 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 Wit, M. (1988). Vegetatie-ecologische studie van de zeegrasgemeenschap (incl. wiercomponent) in Gazi Bay, Kenia = Vegetation ecological study of the seagrass community (incl. algae component) in Gazi Bay, Kenya. Ir Thesis. Rijksuniversiteit Gent - Faculteit van de Landbouwwetenschappen: Ghent. 189, 93 appendix pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-11-12
Information last updated: 2016-04-22
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