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Analysis of macrobenthos in the Southern Bight of the North Sea (1971-1972)
Citable as data publication
Govaere J.; De Coninck L.A.P.; Coomans A.; Faculteit Wetenschappen. RUG: Belgium; (2016): Analysis of macrobenthos in the Southern Bight of the North Sea (1971-1972). http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/208
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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Species frequencies, density and biomass for macrobenthos sampled in the Southern Bight of the North Sea between May 1971 and September 1972 and sediment grain size data for all 60 sampling locations. Samples were taken using Van Veen grabs. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Govaere, J. (1978). Numerieke analyse van het makrobenthos in de Southern Bight (Noordzee). PhD Thesis. Rijksuniversiteit Gent: Gent. 220, 122 tab. [2 delen] pp. more

The first part of the dataset contains species frequencies for all sampling stations during the sampling period. In the second part species are clustered in station groups and density and biomass was calculated for each species in the station group. In the last part species density observations are given for some sampling stations. Additionally grain size analysis was done for each sampling location.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Grain size analysis, Macrobenthos, Numerical analysis, ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight, Bivalvia, Cephalochordata, Crustacea, Echinoidea, Gastropoda, Mollusca, Oligochaeta, Phoronida, Polychaeta, Sipuncula, Stelleroidea

Geographical coverage
ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
24 May 1971 - 28 September 1972

Taxonomic coverage
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Cephalochordata [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Echinoidea [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Oligochaeta [WoRMS]
Phoronida [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Sipuncula [WoRMS]
Stelleroidea [WoRMS]

Parameters
% Organic carbon (OC), Count, Gravel, Macrobenthos biomass, Macrobenthos density, Relative abundance, Sand, Silt-clay percentage, Skewness

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

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Govaere, J. (1978). Numerieke analyse van het makrobenthos in de Southern Bight (Noordzee). PhD Thesis. Rijksuniversiteit Gent: Gent. 220, 122 tab. [2 delen] pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-09-20
Information last updated: 2016-09-23
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