Benthos monitoring in the intertidal mudflats of Pertuis-Charentais (Bay of Biscay) from 2004 on

Benthos-Pertuis-Charentais is a spatially explicit benthic database, comprising 11 years of benthic data. It is the result of intensive benthic sampling that has been conducted on a regular grid (259 stations) covering the intertidal mudflats of the Pertuis-Charentais (Marennes-Ole'ron Bay and Aiguillon Bay). Samples were taken by foot or by boats during winter depending on tidal height, from December 2003 to February 2014. The present dataset includes abundances and biomass densities of all mollusc species of the study regions and principal polychaetes as well as their length, accessibility to shorebirds, energy content and shell mass when appropriate and available. This database has supported many studies dealing with the spatial distribution of benthic invertebrates and temporal variations in food resources for shorebird species as well as latitudinal comparisons with other databases.

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Last Updated June 25, 2021, 07:44 (UTC)
Created June 25, 2021, 07:44 (UTC)
Dataset type OCCURRENCE
Source DarwinCore Archive
GBIF UUID 182ddb9b-6cb7-4544-8469-c52d186064c5
Administrative contact Anne Philippe -
Metadata author Anne Philippe -