Site details

Pierre Noire Station, Bay of Morlaix
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Synoptic description of site:

!7 meters depth. Fine muddy sand with Abra alba community, dominated by several species of amphipods (Ampelisca spp.).

 

Habitat description:

Fine muddy sand with Abra alba community, dominated by several species of amphipods (Ampelisca spp.).

Facilities:

The "Station Biologique de Roscoff" (SBR) is a research and teaching institute in marine biology and oceanography frequented since more than 128 years by foreign students and scientists (see www.sb-roscoff.fr). The permanent staff is composed of 37 scientists, 24 PhD students and 48 engineers and technicians. The SBR is well equipped in all modern facilities and equipments, including a 90-room hotel and a conference room for 120 people.

Available database and website:

Monthly survey of macro- and meiozoobenthos since 1972. Sampling procedure: box-corer, scuba cores, Smith-Mc Intyre grab, ...; from 1981, sampling frequency of macrobenthos is 5 times a year.

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Additional Information:

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