METRIC Phytoplankton Tidal Study

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Resource or Project Abstract

On Monday 28th August 2006 an MI-EPA intertidal study (cruise number MT0106) was carried out at a station located east of Mutton Island in inner Galway Bay (53 15.24?N; 9 2.340?W). This station is regularly monitored by the EPA (referred to as CB130) and is situated in transitional waters in the vicinity of the head of River Corrib. Data was collected between 08:30 hrs (local summer time, 07:30 hrs UTC) and 20:30 hrs (local summer time) five days after spring tide. Discrete (surface) and integrated (tube) samples were collected every 60 minutes at each station for phytoplankton and chlorophyll a analysis. Every 30 minutes, a secchi depth reading (water clarity) was recorded.

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Dr. Francis O'Biern
The Marine Institute
Research Scientist
The Marine Institute, Renville, Oranmore, Marine Environment and Food Safety Services, Renville, Oranmore Co. Galway, Ireland
Telephone: 353 91 387 200
e-mail: institute.mail@marine.ie

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=42
Resource KeywordsPhytoplankton Tital Study cruise marine Ireland Galway Corrib
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2005-S-MS-37
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWater Quality
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
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Limitations on the use of this ResourceThe citation information below should be used. When the data is made available permission for use must be sought from the data owners (described in the responsible parties)
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 0
Project Start Date Monday 23rd January 2006 (23-01-2006)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 28th August 2006 (28-08-2006)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 28th August 2006 (28-08-2006)
Published on SAFERThursday 4th October 2007 (04-10-2007)
Date of Last EditThursday 4th October 2007 at 15:21:29 (04-10-2007)
Datasets or Files Updated On Thursday 4th October 2007 at 15:08:38 (04-10-2007)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
station located east of Mutton Island in inner Galway Bay (53 15.24?N; 9 2.340?W) - see plot of bounding Box for the area of the bay

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This is a 9 month project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Research Technological Development and Innovation Programme, National Development Plan 2000 - 2006. The 2 partners of the project are the Marine Institute and the Central Fisheries Board. The projects primary objective is to collect Benthos, Plants and Fish data (historical and new) from transitional and coastal waters and test the tools that have been put forward for determining the quality of water for the Water Framework Directive.
Supplementary Information
Parameters measured ..
Chlorophyll (total and Chl a) (μg/L)
Phytoplankton (cells/L)
Secchi Depth (m)
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