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Dispersal of pelagic organisms of the Belgian Continental Shelf [Verspreiding van pelagische organismen van het Belgisch Continentaal Plat]
Rappé, K.; Gheerardyn, H.. (2004). Dispersal of pelagic organisms of the Belgian Continental Shelf. Afdeling Mariene Biologie - Ugent, Belgium. Http://www.vliz.be/imis/imis.php?module=dataset&dasid=24. https://marineinfo.org/id/dataset/24
Contact: Rappé, Karen

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Study of the dispersion and dispersal mechanisms of pelagic key species on the Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS). The focus of the dataset is on those species that have a pelagic life-style or have pelagic larvae, mainly clupeidae. The Belgian coastal waters are internationally very important areas for a number of sea and coastal birds. Studying the distribution patterns of the possible food sources (i.c. Pelagic fish) of these birds will lead to a better understanding of their spatial distribution patterns. Sampling is done with the Zeeleeuw R.V. Underway data is registrated in MIDAS. more

Between January 2003 and February 2004 samples were taken on a monthly basis at eight different station in the Belgian Continental Shelf. The pelagic fish samples were taken using a MIK-net (Midwater Isaac's Kidd trawl) with a mesh size of 3 by 3 mm. At each station trawling took place above the bottom and below the water surface and a number of environmental parameters were recorded (turbidity, salinity en temperature) using a CTD-scan (SBE 19plus). All fish identified to species, counted, measured and densities were calculated. For dominant species, focus was on spatial and temporal variation as well as size distribution.

Biology, Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Belgian continental shelf, Birds, Data, Dispersal phenomena, Fish, lowered unmanned submersible, Marine Genomics, Pelagic fisheries, research vessel, Zeeleeuw, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), Ammodytes tobianus Linnaeus, 1758, Clupeidae Cuvier, 1816, Merlangius merlangus (Linnaeus, 1758), Solea solea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 2,5833; MinLat: 51,1218 - MaxLong: 3,22; MaxLat: 51,4344 [WGS84]
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
30 September 2002 - February 2004

Taxonomic coverage
Ammodytes tobianus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Clupeidae Cuvier, 1816 [WoRMS]
Merlangius merlangus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Solea solea (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Depth Methodology
Fish density Methodology
Fish measurements Methodology
Fish species Methodology
Salinity Methodology
Temperature in water Methodology
Turbidity Methodology
Depth: Dieptesonde
Dieptesonde registreert de diepte van het net; gegevens dieptemeter (transducer, of zender): merk : ELAC; type : recorder : LAZ 17 CT 3 R; transceiver (sonde) LVG 3 W/R; it's a "vertical echosounding transducer"; sensitivity: 10 microvolt input for 100 volt output to 10 kiloohm; band width : 4 kc/s; transmission power 400 W to 68 ohm; pulse lenth approx. 0.25 msec. in range I; 0.50 msec. in range II enz. ; operating frequency 30 kc/s; with time sensitivity control (Tv); Effective radiat
Fish density: Fish density determination
(1) Sampling protocol: Isaacs-Kidd Midwater Trawl, 2m diameter, 3mm mesh size; flow meter for volume determination; benzocaïne; fixatie 8% formaldehyde (2) Lab protocol: identification, counting and measuring
Fish measurements: Fish measurement determination
Fish species: Fish identification methode marine biology lab
identification guides: Nijssen, H.; de Groot, S.J. (1987); F.S. Russell (1976)
Salinity: CTD
CTD type: SBE-19 (www.seabird.com); depth profiles of temperature and salinity equipped with a OBS probe for relative turbidity measurements
Temperature in water: CTD
CTD type: SBE-19 (www.seabird.com); depth profiles of temperature and salinity equipped with a OBS probe for relative turbidity measurements
Turbidity: CTD
CTD type: SBE-19 (www.seabird.com); depth profiles of temperature and salinity equipped with a OBS probe for relative turbidity measurements

Turbidity: Secchi disk

Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creatordata managerdata ownertaxonomic identifier
Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner

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Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
IMERS: Integrated Marine Environmental Samples and Readings, more
(Partly) included in:
PROJECT DATA: Integrated data from projects PODOI and Trophos (1997-2006), more

TROPHOS: Higher trophic levels in the Southern North Sea, more

Based on this dataset
Rappé, K. (2005). Spatio-temporele verspreiding van Clupeidae op het Belgisch Continentaal Plat (zuidelijke bocht van de Noordzee), in: Mees, J. et al. VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 25 February 2005: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 20: pp. 89-91, more
Used in this dataset
Nijssen, H.; de Groot, S.J. (1987). De vissen van Nederland: Systematische indeling, historisch overzicht, het ontstaan van de viskweek, uitheemse vissoorten, determineersleutels, beschrijvingen, afbeeldingen, literatuur, van alle in Nederlandse wateren voor komende zee- en zoetwatervissoorten. Natuurhistorische Bibliotheek van de KNNV, 43. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht. ISBN 90-5011-006-1. 224 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2022-08-10
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