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Data set name

Zooplankton (micro) data on the Galician and Cantabrian continental shelf off N-NW Spain

Data holding centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
CountrySpain  Spain
Time period1991 - 2001
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Galician and Cantabrian shelf

Observations 
Parameters

Microzooplankton generic abundance in water bodies

Instruments

Plankton nets

Description 
Summary

Dataset contains information on the abundance and microzooplankton biomass, according to a range of sizes, on the Galician and Cantabrian shelf. In April 1991, 87 stations were sampled, using 20 cm Y and 53 micron Bongo nets, from San Sebastian to the South of the Ria of Vigo. Haulings generally reached a depth of 100m In the course of 24 hours, 4 haulings at 3 stations (Santander, Gijon and La Coruna) were carried out, using a LONGHURST-HARDY PLANKTON RECORDER fitted with temperature, depth and water flow sensors. A total of 117 samples was the result of the study on vertical distribution.

OriginatorsIEO/ La Coruna Oceanographic Centre
Availability 
OrganisationIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
AvailabilityBy negotiation
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 identifier8036059
Global identifier2708
Last revised2009-10-05