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Data set name

Ecology (1994-1999) mid-littoral zoobenthos data set

Data holding centreNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
CountryRomania  Romania
Time periodJuly 1994 - Oct. 1999
OngoingNo
Geographical area

8 sites covering the Periboina - Vama Veche coastal sector (data set limits 43 35'N - 28 35'E; 44 35'N - 28 54' E)

Observations 
Parameters

Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Zoobenthos generic abundance; Salinity of the water column

Description 
Summary

Due to the intensification of the eutrophication phenomenon, the aim of this very complex project was to monitor and assesses the status of marine ecosystem in order to obtain a complete picture on its dynamics. The structure of the project was oriented in six main directions:- phytoplankton blooms and their ecological effects on the marine ecosystem;- the planktic invertebrate multiannual dynamics;- the benthic invertebrate multiannual dynamics;- the mussel stock assessment (1994,1995, 1999);- the state of the fish populations;- the biochemical processes in sediment and water column. All sample sites were visited monthly from April to October, except the 1997 when the midlittoral samples were collected until December, and 1998, when the sampling started in January. The midlittoral zoobenthos data set is based on the processing of 409 samples.

OriginatorsNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
Data web sitehttp://www.rmri.ro
Availability 
OrganisationNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. Eng. Simion Nicolaev (Managing Director)
Address

National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
300 Mamaia Blvd.
Constanta

900581
Romania

Telephone40 241 540288
Facsimile40 241 831274
Emailnicolaev@alpha.rmri.ro; rmri@alpha.rmri.ro
Administration 
Collating centreNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
Local identifier41001023
Global identifier2371
Last revised2009-05-25