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Data set name

Meiofaunal community structure in the North and South Aegean Sea (NE Mediterranean, 1997-98)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (HCMR/IMBBC)
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectMEDITERRANEAN TARGETED PROJECT MTP II-MATER(MATER)
Time periodMarch 1997 - March 1998
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Aegean Sea (NE Mediterranean)

Observations 
Parameters

Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance

Instruments

Unconsolidated sediment corers

Description 
Summary

Seasonal and spatial distribution of meiobenthic faunal composition, abundance, biomass and diversity were investigated in the Aegean Sea during March 97, Sept. 97 and March 98. Quantitative samples (3 replicates) were collected from 6 stations in the South and 7 stations in the North Aegean Sea. Cores were sliced into 4 sediment layers: 0-1, 1-2, 2-4, 4-6 cm depth. Overall, data display significant differences between the meiofaunal community of the oligotrophic South and mesotrophic North Aegean Sea. This study was part of the multidisciplinary EU MAST III MTP II project MATER (contract MAS3-CT96-0051).

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (HCMR/IMBBC)
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (HCMR/IMBBC)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactDr A. Tselepides
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (HCMR/IMBBC)
Gournes Pediados P.O. Box 2214
Heraklion
Crete
71003
Greece

Telephone+30 2810337801
Facsimile+30 2810337870
Emaile.mironaki@hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6004017
Global identifier1168
Last revised2015-03-23