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General
Data set name

Water quality in the Southern Comino Channel

Data holding centreMalta Centre for Fisheries Sciences
CountryMalta  Malta
Time period1996 : January; April; May; July; August; October - December 1997 : January; February; April; December
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Data consists of hydrochemical measurements at a number of control sites within and in the vicinity of the fish farm situated in the Southern Comino Channel.

Observations 
Parameters

Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Raw temperature and/or salinity instrument output; Dissolved inorganic nitrogen concentration in the water column; Dissolved total or organic phosphorus concentration in the water column

Instruments

Dissolved gas sensors; pH sensors

Description 
Summary

Data consists of water quality observations together with some basic physical measurements collected on a routine basis at the fish farm site in the S.Comino Channel. This forms part of the monitoring programme to check on the possible impacts of aquaculture in the marine environment. The parameters were measured on a monthly basis at depths of 1, 10 and 20m.

OriginatorsMalta Centre for Fisheries Sciences
Availability 
OrganisationMalta Centre for Fisheries Sciences
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactFarrugia Andreina
Address

Malta Centre for Fisheries Sciences
Fort San Lucjan
Marsaxlokk

BBG 06
Malta

Telephone(+356) 21655525
Facsimile(+356) 21659380
Emailmalta.fisheries@gov.mt
Administration 
Collating centreInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
Local identifier45008003
Global identifier516
Last revised2009-03-16