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Data set name

Structure and dynamics of seagrass bed macrofauna of the Mira estuary, Portugal (1984-85)

Data holding centreUniversity of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences, Guia Marine Laboratory (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom February 1984 to July 1985
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Mira estuary, southwest coast of Portugal (37° 40'N, 8° 45'W)

Observations 
Parameters

Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish behaviour; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

Macrofauna was sampled on Zostera noltii and Zostera marina beds at two different sites of the Mira estuary (site 1 - near the mouth of the river; site 2 - 1 km upstream). For each site, monthly samples were taken by trawling at two different times of the day: 12.00 AM and 12.00 PM. Fish stomach contents were analyzed per length classes for the main species collected.

OriginatorsUniversity of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences, Guia Marine Laboratory (IMAR network)
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences, Guia Marine Laboratory (IMAR network)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactProf. Luiz Saldanha
Address

University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences, Guia Marine Laboratory (IMAR network)
Av. Nossa Senhora do Cabo, 939, Estrada do Guincho
Cascais

2750-374
Portugal

Telephone+351 1 486 9211
Facsimile+351 214869720
Emaillmg-imar@mail.telepac.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15008006
Global identifier2176
Last revised2009-10-30