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Phytoplankton biodiversity data from Western English Channel Cruises with R/V Endeavour in 2017
Cefas (2018). Phytoplankton biodiversity data from Western English Channel Cruises with R/V Endeavour in 2017.

To carry out an integrated monitoring survey of the Celtic Sea, south-western approaches and the western Channel using a random stratified survey design for the purposes of providing fish stock assessment data and the collection of associated ecosystem information. Biomass and diversity of phytoplankton communities were determined using FerryBox and on line flow cytometer at 4 meters. A new R-shiny application ( displays biological, physical and biogeochemical parameters in different UK marine coastal areas in 2016 and 2017. more

To continuously log sub-surface (4m) salinity, temperature, fluorometry and other environmental data using the ‘Ferrybox’. Additionally, a Flow-cytometer (phytoplankton) and Plankton Image Analyser (PIA) (zooplankton) may be run in conjunction with the Ferrybox. Flow cytometry analyses were performed every hour from the same inlet water as the FerryBox during the survey. Discrete samples were taken using CTD rosette at 4 metres to calibrate the chlorophyll fluorescence. The analysis of the phytoplankton functional types were done manually (according to the knowledge of the operator), and the discrete samples were analysed by HPLC (DHI, Denmark). All data from the FerryBox (fluorimetry, turbidity, salinity, temperature, oxygen) as well as HPLC and flow cytometry followed specific quality controled procedures before being availble.

Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton, Physical > Optical measurements
Marine/Coastal, Endeavour, Ferrybox, lowered unmanned submersible, research vessel, Stock assessment, ANE, English Channel

Geographical coverage
ANE, English Channel [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
7 March 2017 - 5 April 2017
29 September 2017 - 4 November 2017

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
JERICO-NEXT: Joint Research Activity Project 1: Phytoplankton Biodiversity, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2018-02-06
Information last updated: 2022-08-09
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