marine ecological survey


Laboratory Analysis

PMSL can offer biological faunal analysis to species level (identification, enumeration and biomass). All work is carried out in-house in a newly constructed and equipped laboratory.

Staff have significant expertise of invertebrate fauna around the UK, including North Sea, English Channel, Scilly Isles, Celtic Sea, Wales, north eastern Ireland and Scotland. Other analyses have been carried out on fauna from the Dutch coast, Middle East and Indian Ocean.

Other faunal analyses routinely available include, size evaluation of marine polychaetes and bivalves, stomach analysis of fish species and evaluation of the gonad condition of fish species (maturation).

PMSL can also provide full statistical analysis of biological, sedimentary and physico-chemical data

Sedimentary analysis (External by audited and accredited Laboratory)

Chemical contaminants analysis - sediments and water (External by audited and accredited Laboratory)

Staff at PMSL have taxonomic experience from a variety of areas around the UK including:

Scottish west coast
The North Sea

the Hebrides
Belfast Lough
Strangford Lough
Morecombe Bay
the Dee Estuary
Cardigan Bay
Mawddach Estuary
Milford Haven
Severn Estuary
Port Talbot
Cardiff Bay
Scilly Isles
Falmouth and Helford
Plymouth Sound & Estuaries
Poole Bay
Isle of Wight and the Solent

Portsmouth Docks
Thames Estuary
River Orwell
River Stour
River Deben
River Blackwater
Great Yarmouth
The Wash
Yorkshire coast
Humber Estuary
River Tees
River Tyne
Forth Estuary
River Dovey
Mawddach Estuary
Cornish coast
Poole Harbour

As a member of the NMBAQC, PMSL routinely participates in ring tests to assess performance with regard to laboratory practices (sample sorting and identification) and also undertakes a variety of auditing procedures for benthic samples processed in-house for commercial or conservation purposes including internal QA and externally audited samples.

Precision Marine Survey
Church Farm
Main Road
East Yorkshire
HU12 9NE
United Kingdom
Tel 01964 624423
Fax 01964 623352

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