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Data set name

Microzooplankton data collected in the Strait of Magellan (1991)

Data holding centreUniversity of Trieste, Department of Biology
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom 22 March to 09 April 1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

27 stations along the Strait of Magellan, from Cabo Espiritu Santo (on the Atlantic Ocean) to Cabo Deseado (on the Pacific Ocean), including the Beagle Channel

Observations 
Parameters

Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

The distribution of microzooplankton populations was studied during the second Italian cruise in the Strait of Magellan (March-April 1991). Microzooplankton samples were collected at 27 stations at surface, intermediate and bottom depths with a Niskin bottle, filtered with a 10 micrometre mesh and preserved at 4 per cent buffered formaldehyde. 58 taxa of Tintinnida (45 species and 13 genera), 5 of Oligotrichida (3 species and 2 genera) and 3 of Foraminiferida (2 species and 1 genera) were determined. The microzooplankton populations in the surveyed area were characterized by absolute dominance of tintinnids while non-tintinnid Ciliate and Micrometazoa larves were not abundant.

OriginatorsUniversity of Trieste, Department of Biology
Data web sitehttp://www.univ.trieste.it/~biologia/
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Trieste, Department of Biology
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactFonda Umani Serena
Address

University of Trieste, Department of Biology
Via E Weiss 2
Trieste

34127
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-109
Global identifier3874
Last revised1993-05-26