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Arctic soft-sediment macrobenthos
Citation
Kendall M., 1996: Arctic soft-sediment macrobenthos. Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Contact: Kendall, Mike

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Description
Samples of the macrobenthic fauna of soft sediments were collected from around Svalbard during the 1991 Arctic EPOS cruise of RVPolarstern more

Although faunal variability could be related to sediment granulometry and depth, all stations to the south and east of the Archipelago lay within the broadly defined central Barents Sea community. In this community, (alfa-diversity was variable and sampled between 77 and 337 m showed no clear relationship to depth. Diversity in the area close to the polar front was notably high, rarefaction predicting that 43 ± 5.5 species might occur in a sample of 201 individuals. k-Dominance plots suggested that muddy sand communities around Sval- bard were no less diverse than similar assemblages in the North Sea.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, Arctic environment, Macrobenthos, ANE, Norway, Svalbard

Geographical coverage
ANE, Norway, Svalbard [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1991

Parameter
Density Methodology
Density: Benthic box-core sampling of 0.1m²
Benthic sediment samples of 0.1m²are subsampled from a 0.25m² box-corer

Contributors
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), moredata creatordata owner

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
Macroben: Macroben database (Marbef Theme 1 workshop), more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Kendall, M.A. (1996). Are Arctic soft-sediment macrobenthic communities impoverished? Polar Biol. 16: 393-399, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Release date: 2005-08-30
Metadatarecord created: 2005-06-14
Information last updated: 2013-12-10
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