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Data set name

Benthic infauna data of the Ria de La Coruna, Galicia, Spain

Data holding centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom November 1982 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Ria de la Coruna (Galicia, NW Spain)

Observations 
Parameters

Fish non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column

Instruments

Optical microscopes

Description 
Summary

The collection contains data on composition, biomass, diversity and evenness of the infaunal benthic communities at two stations in the Ria de la Coruna since 1982. The data is recorded on EXCEL. There is also data on annual production of dominating species. The samples were taken with a 'box corer' dredge and were sieved with a 0.5 mm mesh. The best sampling frequency was monthly, although there are some blank periods. There is data since 1982 which could perhaps be used in the study of climatic changes. The information is available to any user, prior agreement with the author.

OriginatorsIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Availability 
OrganisationIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
AvailabilityMoratorium
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 identifier8036071
Global identifier2720
Last revised2009-01-12