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Data set name

Biotic and abiotic parameters of Laganas Bay, Zakynthos Island (Ionian Sea, Greece, 1999)

Data holding centreUniversity of Athens, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Zoology (LZ/UATH)
CountryGreece  Greece
Time periodJuly to December 1999
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Laganas Bay, Zakynthos Island (Eastern Ionian Sea, Greece)

Observations 
Parameters

Suspended particulate material aggregates; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Sediment grain size parameters; Salinity of the water column; Concentration of organic matter in sediments; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

CTD; discrete water samplers; sediment grabs

Description 
Summary

The surveys were conducted in order to investigate the spatial variation of the above parameters and their possible relationship to anthropogenic factors. The water-column parameters were measured in July, October and December 1999 at 16 stations (5, 10, 20 and 50 m deep) situated along 5 transects. Water samples were taken at standard depths (0, 5, 10, 20 and 50 m according to the depth of each station). In July, the benthic communities were sampled at the stations up to 20 m deep. In the same month, the sand parameters of four shores (East Laganas, Gerakas, Daphni and Sekania) were measured at 0, 20 and 50 cm. All data were compiled by the holding centre.

OriginatorsUniversity of Athens, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Zoology (LZ/UATH)
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Athens, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Zoology (LZ/UATH)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactProf. M. Moraitou-Apostolopoulou
Address

University of Athens, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Zoology (LZ/UATH)
Panepistimiopolis
Athens

157 01
Greece

Telephone+30-210-7274606
Emailmapostol@biol.uoa.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6036008
Global identifier1366
Last revised2015-07-22