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Diversity of meiobenthos in tropical seagrass beds of Gazi Bay (Kenya) sampled from 16 to 19 July 1996
Citable as data publication
Gurdebeke S.; Vincx M.; Sectie Mariene Biologie; Vakgroep Morfologie, Systematiek en Ecologie. Universiteit Gent: Belgium; (2016): Diversity of meiobenthos in tropical seagrass beds of Gazi Bay (Kenya) sampled from 16 to 19 July 1996. http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/85
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Description
Meiobenthic composition and densities near five seagrasses (Halodule wrightii, Halophila ovalis, Thalassia hemprichii, Syringodium isoetifolium and Halophila stipulacea). Two quadrants of each seagrass species, situated in an intertidal seagrass bed at Gazi Bay (Kenya) were sampled. Sediment samples were taken to a depth of ten centimetre using a plastic hand core. They were divided into six depth layers (0-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-10 cm). Relevant abiotic factors such as sediment characteristics and organic matter, pigment and nutrient content were also quantified. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Gurdebeke, S. (1998). Diversiteit van meiobenthos in tropische zeegrasvelden (Gazi Bay, Kenia)= Diversity of meiobenthos in tropical seagrass beds (Gazi Bay, Kenya). MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent: Gent. 174 pp.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll)
Keywords:
Marine, Granulometry, Meiobenthos, Sea grass, Vertical distribution, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay, , Ameiridae, Amphipoda, Bivalvia, Canthocamptidae, Canuellidae, Cletodidae, Cnidaria, Copepoda, Crustacea, Cyclopoida, Cylindropsyllidae, Diosaccidae, Ectinosomatidae, Gastropoda, Gastrotricha, Gnathostomulida, Halacaridae, Halodule wrightii, Halophila ovalis, Halophila stipulacea, Harpacticidae, Holothuroidea, Insecta, Isopoda, Kinorhyncha, Laophontidae, Longipediidae, Loricifera, Metidae, Nematoda, Oligochaeta, Ostracoda, Paramesochridae, Peltidiidae, Polychaeta, Priapulida, Rotifera, Sipunculida, Syringodium isoetifolium, Tanaidacea, Tardigrada, Tegastidae, Tetragonicipitidae, Thalassia hemprichii, Thalestridae, Turbellaria

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

Temporal coverage
16 July 1996 - 19 July 1996
Daily

Taxonomic coverage
Harpacticoida [WoRMS]
Ameiridae Boeck, 1865 [WoRMS]
Amphipoda [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Canthocamptidae Brady, 1880 [WoRMS]
Canuellidae Lang, 1944 [WoRMS]
Cletodidae Scott T., 1904 [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Copepoda [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Cyclopoida [WoRMS]
Cylindropsyllidae Sars G.O., 1909 [WoRMS]
Diosaccidae Sars G.O., 1906 [WoRMS]
Ectinosomatidae Sars G.O., 1903 [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Gastrotricha [WoRMS]
Gnathostomulida [WoRMS]
Halacaridae Murray, 1877 [WoRMS]
Halodule wrightii Ascherson, 1868 [WoRMS]
Halophila ovalis (R.Brown) J.D.Hooker, 1858 [WoRMS]
Halophila stipulacea (Forsskål) Ascherson, 1867 [WoRMS]
Harpacticidae Dana, 1846 [WoRMS]
Holothuroidea [WoRMS]
Insecta [WoRMS]
Isopoda [WoRMS]
Kinorhyncha [WoRMS]
Laophontidae Scott T., 1904 [WoRMS]
Longipediidae Boeck, 1865 [WoRMS]
Loricifera [WoRMS]
Metidae Boeck, 1873 [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Oligochaeta [WoRMS]
Ostracoda [WoRMS]
Paramesochridae Lang, 1944 [WoRMS]
Peltidiidae Claus, 1860 [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Priapulida [WoRMS]
Rotifera [WoRMS]
Sipunculida [WoRMS]
Syringodium isoetifolium (Ascherson) Dandy, 1939 [WoRMS]
Tanaidacea [WoRMS]
Tardigrada [WoRMS]
Tegastidae Sars G.O., 1904 [WoRMS]
Tetragonicipitidae Lang, 1944 [WoRMS]
Thalassia hemprichii (Ehrenberg) Ascherson, 1871 [WoRMS]
Thalestridae Sars G.O., 1905 [WoRMS]
Turbellaria [WoRMS]

Parameters
Ammonium (NH4+), Chlorophyll a, Chlorophyll b, Fucoxanthine, Gravel fraction, Meiobenthos density, Nitrate (NO3-) + Nitrite (NO2-), Phosphate (PO43-), Sand fraction, Silicate (SiO44-), Silt fraction, Total organic matter (OM)

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Gurdebeke, S. (1998). Diversiteit van meiobenthos in tropische zeegrasvelden (Gazi Bay, Kenia)= Diversity of meiobenthos in tropical seagrass beds (Gazi Bay, Kenya). MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent: Gent. 174 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-11-12
Information last updated: 2016-03-21
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