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Macrobenthos from a dredged material disposal site (TY070) in  English waters between 2000-2003
Birchenough S.N.R.; Cefas, United Kingdom; (2017) Macrobenthos from a dredged material disposal site (TY070) in English waters between 2000-2003.

This study presents the results of a trial assessment based on a combination of sampling techniques at a dredged material disposal site located off the North East coast of the UK, over 2001 to 2004. The site was surveyed with a high-resolution sidescan sonar system producing a mosaic with 100% coverage of the survey area. Benthic communities and sediments were ground-truthed using a Hamon grab with a video camera. Additionally, the area was also sampled in 2003 with a Sediment Profile Imaging (SPI) camera, which complemented other techniques by providing in situ information on sediment quality, and biogenic activities. An assessment is made of the benefits of combining the results from conventional methods, principally using grab samples, with those from acoustic techniques and optical imaging devices to determine seafloor and macrobenthic conditions. This information has the potential to contribute to the enhancement of routine monitoring programmes within UK waters. more

A dredged material disposal site was sampled over 4 years to assess the status of the site with a suite of several tools. The macrobenthos was sampled with a grab, samples were taken back to the laboratory, subsequently these samples were identified to the lowest taxonomic group, counted, enumerated and analysed with other techniques ( e.g sidescan, mutlibeam, sediments and a sediment Profile Imagery-SPI).

Biology > Benthos
Marine, Disposal, Dredging wastes, Macrobenthos, Sediment profile imagery (SPI) , Side scan sonar, ANE, British Isles, England, Tyne and Wear,

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles, England, Tyne and Wear [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2000 - 2003

Taxonomic coverage

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), moredata creator
Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), moredata provider

Based on this dataset
Birchenough, S.N.R. et al. (2006). Lights, camera and acoustics: Assessing macrobenthic communities at a dredged material disposal site off the North East coast of the UK. J. Mar. Syst. 62(3-4): 204-216., more

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Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-07-04
Information last updated: 2017-08-28
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