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Data set name

Macrobenthic community structure in relation to water column and sediment characteristics along Maliakos Gulf (2000-2001)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
CountryGreece  Greece
Time periodJanuary, May, August, November 2000, February and May 2001
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Aegean Sea, Greece: Maliakos Gulf

Observations 
Parameters

Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance

Instruments

Sediment grabs

Description 
Summary

This study explored the impact of riverine discharges upon the subaqueous deltaic benthic communities. Community spatial structure is highly heterogeneous and shaped by different factors depending on sampling period. Suspended load, substrate characteristics, chlorophyll a levels, turbidity and salinity are among the important factors. Biopolymeric carbon inventories in the delta front are relatively high so as to support rich benthic communities and high SCOC rates. It is believed that species that can compensate siltation and / or burial, by burrowing or subsurface feeding, high motility and continuous spawning or considerable larval inputs, are expected to highly contribute to the macrobenthic community structure of submarine deltaic depositions with similar characteristics to those studied in Maliakos Gulf.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr I. Akoumianaki
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Av. P.O.Box 712
Anavyssos

19013
Greece

Telephone+30-22910-76452
Facsimile+30-22910-76347
Emailvlikou@hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6010028
Global identifier1262
Last revised2015-07-20