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Data set name

Meiofauna data of the coast of Galicia (NW Spain)

Data holding centreSantiago de Compostela University (LUGO). Department of Animal Biology (USC)
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom 1983 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Galicia littoral (NW Spain)

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column

Instruments

Plankton nets

Description 
Summary

A collection of meiofauna collected in the course of two sampling expeditions. The first is the study of meiofauna associated with a sandy bottom of amphioxus with 13 samples in a year (monthly), and a further 4 in the second year with a quarterly frequency. The second sampling comprises 36 stations, 20 in the intertidal and 16 in subcoastline during 1989 and 1990. The samples were taken by hand using 50 and 100 cc syringes, either directly or underwater using diving equipment. All these samples were taken in the Ria of Ferrol. Samples were also taken with a naturalist's rectangular dredge at other locations (Arosa, Vivero, Ares-Betanzos) and Van Veen dredge (Ria of La Coruna).

OriginatorsSantiago de Compostela University (LUGO). Department of Animal Biology (USC)
Availability 
OrganisationSantiago de Compostela University (LUGO). Department of Animal Biology (USC)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactDr. Celia Besteiro
Address

Santiago de Compostela University (LUGO). Department of Animal Biology (USC)
Facultad de Veterinaria Avda. Carballo Calero s/n.
Lugo

27002
Spain

Telephone+34 982 252303
Facsimile+34 982 252195
Administration 
Collating centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Local identifier8030001
Global identifier2638
Last revised2009-01-13