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Data set name

Zooplankton data on the Galician continental shelf, NW Spain (1984-86)

Data holding centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom June 1984 to March 1986
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Galician continental shelf, from Cape Ortegal to the South of the Ria of Vigo (NW Spain)

Observations 
Parameters

Microzooplankton generic abundance in water bodies

Instruments

Plankton nets

Description 
Summary

Data refers to the samplings taken during four cruises in the Galician shelf: 'BREOGAN 484,' 'BREOGAN 984', 'BREOGAN 785' and 'BREOGAN 386'. Samples of mesozooplankton were taken from 100m to 50m and from this point up to the surface. Microzooplankton was collected with a submergible pump from 35-40m to the chlorophyll maximum, and from that point to the surface. Filtration experiments were only carried out with mesozooplankton at those stations which coincided with those taking samples of microzooplankton. The July 85 cruise focused on the study of the temporary variations in two transects, one opposite the Ria de Arosa, the other opposite Cape Villano, during a period of two weeks. The other cruises sampled all the shelf and took in 12 and 23 samples.

OriginatorsIEO/ La Coruna Oceanographic Centre
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 identifier8036057
Global identifier2706
Last revised2009-01-12