Title: A review of the quality and status of the Suffolk and Essex estuaries and coastal waters : volume 2 : final draft
Author: Burrel G.K.L.
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: a review of the quality an status of the suffolk an essex estuaries an coastal waters
In 1974 the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE) initiated benthic intertidal survey work in the East Coast estuaries from the Stour to the Roach estuary. Anglian Water surveyed the same area in 1985 as a pilot survey for future monitoring. The most recent intertidal work has been carried out by the NRA between 1989 and 1990 on four estuaries in Suffolk. When comparing the 1973 and 1985 data a shift from mollusc to annelid dominance is apparent. This can largely be explained by the different sampling methodologies used in both surveys. During 1973 ITE survey a larger sieve mesh size was used and may have resulted in the difference in species dominance found, i.e. small annelid worms would have passed through the larger mesh sieve used by ITE. Also in 1973 the sample sites were accessed by land as opposed to boat in 1985.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Coastal waters; Estuaries; Water industry; Water sampling; Surveys
Geographic Keywords: Suffolk; Essex
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