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Community Analysis of Offshore MCZ Grab and Video Data (2014) 2016

Marine JNCC Publications Offshore Seabed Survey Protected Areas Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 JNCC report series Marine Marine conservation zone Marine Habitats Marine protected area 588 Marine EUNIS Drop camera East of Haig Fras MCZ Grabs South-west Deeps West rMCZ still and video imagery Swallow Sands MCZ Towed video Video Tows

Abstract

Summary

Statistical analysis was undertaken on benthic community data collected from several offshore MCZs. The results of these analyses were then used to assign biotopes to the survey data based on both the Marine Habitat Classification for Britain and Ireland (Connor et al 2004) and EUNIS classification scheme. Data were supplied as faunal abundance counts from both benthic grab samples and from video footage and still images. Various different methodologies were used to rationalise data sets before undertaking multivariate statistical analyses using the PRIMER software package.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2016·04·01

Citation
Allen, C., Axelsson, M. & Dewey, S., (2016), Community Analysis of Offshore MCZ Grab and Video Data (2014), JNCC Report No. 588, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
The aim of this project was to examine enumerated faunal data using various multivariate statistical techniques, to elucidate the underlying faunal communities present within each Marine Conservation Zone.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·08·01

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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