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Nematode biodiversity data from the North Sea Benthos Survey
Heip C. 1986: Nematodes from the NSBS. Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology, Netherlands. Metadata available at

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

All nematode data from the North Sea Benthos Survey (NSBS) were compiled in a smaller dataset. more

The NSBS was carried out in 1986 as an activity of the Benthos Ecology Working Group of ICES. Benthic samples were taken in a standardised way, on a regular grid covering the whole of the North Sea, and analysed by scientists from 10 laboratories. Extensive work was done to standardise taxonomy and identifications across the different laboratories. A total of just over 1 000 species were reported from 235 stations. Most research however was focused on macrobenthos, while only limited research was done for meiobenthos.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine, Biological surveys, Data, Marine Genomics, Meiobenthos, Meiofauna, Nematoda, Nematode, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, North Sea, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Nematoda

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -2,5016; MinLat: 51,7492 - MaxLong: 7,9986; MaxLat: 57,9994 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
Not relevant

Taxonomic coverage
Nematoda [WoRMS]

Chlorophyll, Depth, Granulometric variables, Kurtosis (0.4-900 µm), Salinity, Skewness (0.4-900 µm), Sorting coefficient, Tidal stress, Water temperature, Wave stress

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), moredata creator
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), more

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
MANUELA: MANUELA Database, more
Source dataset:
NSBS: North Sea Benthos Survey, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2006-06-21
Information last updated: 2015-12-04
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