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General
Data set name

Time-series of primary production and zooplankton at 3 fixed stations in the waters off Tenerife, Canary Islands

Data holding centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom 10 July 1971 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Canary Islands

Observations 
Parameters

Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Zooplankton ash-free dry weight biomass per unit volume of the water column; Primary production in the water column

Instruments

Optical microscopes; spectrophotometers; liquid scintillation counters

Description 
Summary

Since 1971 the Oceanographic Centre of the Canary Islands of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography has been carrying out a general study of plankton at a permanent station situated 5 miles to the East of Santa Cruz de Tenerife with a depth of 1,200 metres. The absence of some data is due to the fact that the station could not be manned during certain periods. Thus, a total of 5 cycles was studied during the 1970-90 period. Since 1979, new studies were carried out at another permanent station, similar to the first, situated to the SW of Tenerife. As a contrast to these two studies, a coastal station was set up in 1975 in the Bay of Antequera, with a depth of only 15 metres.

OriginatorsIEO/ Oceanographic Centre of Canary Island
Availability 
OrganisationIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactAlvaro Fernandez (Director)
Address

IEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Corazon de Maria,8
MADRID

28002
Spain

Telephone+34 91 5974443
Facsimile+34 915 974770
Emaildirector@md.ieo.es
Administration 
Collating centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Local identifier8036033
Global identifier2681
Last revised2009-01-13