Abundance of megabenthos observed during Underwater Visual Census at pilot oyster reefs in the Borkum Reef Ground marine protected area during September 2021


The Underwater Visual Census (UVC) transect was carried out by scientific divers during the RESTORE expedition on board the ship Arctic Ocean during September 2021, focusing on the monitoring oyster pilot reefs and the ecology of benthic assemblages in the Borkum Reef Ground marine protected area. Due to logistic problems, only one of the two planned transects was done. The UVC transect consisted of seven 1x1m sampling regions. To define these regions, divers used a 1m-long PVC pipe. At each sampling region, the diver spent approximately 1 minute counting and identifying, to the lowest taxonomic level possible, as many organisms as possible. The UVC transect provide insights into the general composition of key species, higher systematic groups and ecological guilds. Files included correspond to the UVC video, as well as the abundance of organisms at each sampling region. Precise geographical coordinates for start/end of the transect, as well as that for individual sampling regions is unavailable.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.946720
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.946722
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.946720
Creator Pineda-Metz, Santiago E A; Brand, Markus; Böger, Anna-Lena; Blum, Lena; Pogoda, Bernadette
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Funding Reference Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, 3519892016; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, 3520892013
Rights Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints)
OpenAccess false
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 105 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (6.279 LON, 53.917 LAT); Borkum Riffgrund, North Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2021-09-20T18:39:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2021-09-20T18:49:00Z