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Data set name

Biological associations (rocky shore algae, molluscs and amphipods) around coast of Sao Miguel Island, Azores (1988-90)

Data holding centreUniversity of Azores, Department of Biology (Marine Biology Team)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom January 1988 to December 1990
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Sao Miguel island, Azores

Observations 
Parameters

Macroalgae and seagrass taxonomy-related counts; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Phytoplankton growth

Instruments

Plankton nets; benthos samplers; manual biota samplers

Description 
Summary

Monthly samples were obtained by scraping the algal cover of 125 sq.cm. quadrats at several stations around the island. Subsequent sorting and counting provided data on community structure and ecology. Taxonomic reference collections were also made.

OriginatorsUniversity of Azores, Department of Biology (Marine Biology Team)
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Azores, Department of Biology (Marine Biology Team)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. Ana I. Neto/Dr. Jose M.N. Azevedo
Address

University of Azores, Department of Biology (Marine Biology Team)
Campus Universitário de Ponta Delgada Rua da Mãe de Deus, 13A
Ponta Delgada
Açores
9501-801
Portugal

Telephone+96 652 602
Facsimile+351 295650100
Emailaneto@uac.pt/azevedo@uac.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15036003
Global identifier2280
Last revised2009-10-29