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Data set name

Phytoplankton and zooplankton production in the Sado estuary (1991-93)

Data holding centreNational Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom January 1991 to December 1993
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Sado estuary and nearby maritime area

Observations 
Parameters

Phytoplankton taxonomic surface area in water bodies; Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies; Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic volume in water bodies; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column; Phycobolin pigment concentrations in the water column

Instruments

Fluorometers; plankton nets; discrete water samplers; salinity sensor; spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

The project comprised an assessment of the trophic state of the estuary, including the selection of suitable areas for the development of aquaculture. Detection of stress situations in the plankton communities related to industrial development and mining exploitation were also investigated. Plankton production of the existing fish cultures was assessed in order to adopt exploitation methods harmless to the estuary ecosystem.

OriginatorsNational Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
Availability 
OrganisationNational Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactMarcelo Vasconcelos (President)
Address

National Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
Av. De Brasilia
Lisboa

1449-006
Portugal

Telephone+351 213010814
Facsimile+351 213015948
Emaildina@ipimar.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15040018
Global identifier2336
Last revised2009-10-29