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Data set name

Zooplankton data on a monitoring transect on the continental shelf off La Coruna, NW Spain

Data holding centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
CountrySpain  Spain
ProjectOceanographic time-series (RADIALES)(RADIALES)
Time periodFrom February 1988 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Shelf opposite La Coruna (NW Spain)

Observations 
Parameters

Microzooplankton generic abundance in water bodies

Instruments

Plankton nets

Description 
Summary

Monthly samplings of zooplankton have been carried out in a transect of the shelf of La Coruna. Initially, in the course of 1988 and 1989, 4 stations were sampled, but presently they have been reduced to 2: one neritic station (depth of 80m) and which coincides with the fixed station where other parameters are recorded (temperature, salinity, nutrients, chlorophyll, primary production, particulate organic C and N, etc.), and another more internal station with estuary characteristics (depth of 20m). Oblique haulings are performed for the study of mesozooplankton (composition and biomass), vertical (40m to surface and 20m to surface) with a 100m net, and with bottles at a fixed depth of 10m.

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 identifier8036058
Global identifier2707
Last revised2009-01-12