Nephrops - TV-assessed burrow density 2007-2014 (average number of burrows)

What is it: 

Nephrops norvegicus is a mud burrowing species that constructs recognizable burrow complexes with distinctive crescent-shaped entrances.  Stock assessments make use of size composition data from catches, combined with information on stock abundance obtained from underwater television (UWTV) surveys.  At each station, a custom built sledge is towed along the sea bed and all Nephrops burrow complexes are counted and used to derive density estimates (as shown in this data layer).

Date of data: 2007-2014

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