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Grémare, A., J.M. Amouroux, , C. Labrune, 1998: Redit dataset. Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-Sur-Mer; Laboratoire d'Océanographie Biologique, France.

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The main aim of the REDIT I campaign was to assess the geographical extend of the distribution of the polychaetous Serpulid Ditrupa arietina. Nevertheless, all macrofauna >1mm was identified. more

Benthic samples were collected in September-October 1998 on the N.O. Georges Petit along the portion of coast between the Spanish-French border and the mouth of the Rhône River. This section of coast spans about 110 km from South to North and 140 km from West to East. Sampling sites were located on 21 inshore-offshore transects. Most (i.e., 16) transects were sampled at 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 m depth. Transects O, P, Q, S and U were only sampled at 10, 20 and 30 m depth. In addition, the transect F was not sampled at 30 m depth. Sediment samples were collected with a 0.1 m² van Veen grab. At each site, 3 grabs were taken for the analyses of benthic macrofauna, and 1 for granulometric and organic content analyses. Macrofauna samples were immediately sieved on a 1 mm mesh and the fauna retained were fixed in 5% formalin. At the laboratory, samples were sorted were later identified to the lowest practical taxonomic level and counted. Unidentified species were only taken into account when they could not be mistaken for other identified species. Granulometric analysis was conducted on fresh sediment using a Coulter® LS Particle Size Analyzer. Organic carbon was measured after acidification (HCl 1N) of freeze-dried sediment using a CHN Perkin Elmer® 2400 analyzer.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine, Biogeography, Taxonomy, MED, France, Lion Gulf, Serpulidae Rafinesque, 1815

Geographical coverage
MED, France, Lion Gulf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
24 September 1998 - 21 October 1998

Taxonomic coverage
Serpulidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]

Granulometric variables Methodology , Macrofauna species composition, Organic carbon (OC) Methodology
Granulometric variables: Coulter Counter LS particle size analyzer
Organic carbon (OC): CHN Perkin Elmer 2004 analyzer

Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-Sur-Mer; Laboratoire d'Océanographie Biologique (LOBB), moredata creatordata ownerdatabase developer

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
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Macroben: Macroben database (Marbef Theme 1 workshop), more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-06-24
Information last updated: 2013-12-04
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