Variability of North Sea macrozoobenthos off the Island of Sylt over 7 years (1992 to 1998)


The macrobenthos in a fine sand site 30 km west of the island of Sylt (20 m water depth) was studied annulally in autumn by a minimum of six box cores (0.02 m²) sieved through 1 mm meshes and fixed in buffered formaldehyde solution. Individuals were determined to species level and counted, abundance is given as individuals per core (0.02 m²). In three years (1993, 1994, and 1996), temporal resolution was increased by intermittend sampling in spring. Spatial variability on a km-scale was studied from 1992 to 1996 by adding three additional sites adjoining north to the continuously sampled area.

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Creator Armonies, Werner ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2017
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 21255 data points
Discipline Biospheric Sciences; Ecology; Geosciences; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (7.833W, 54.883S, 7.833E, 54.933N); off Sylt, North Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 1992-09-08T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1999-09-15T00:00:00Z