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Data set name

Spanish SARP (Sardine Anchovy Recruitment Project), Atlantic coasts of Spain (1991-1992)

Data holding centrePlymouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1991 to 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North and north west Atlantic coasts of Spain

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Zooplankton growth rates; Suspended particulate material setting velocity parameters; Zooplankton egg hatch proportion; Zooplankton reproduction rate parameters; Nitrogen concentrations in sediment; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Salinity of the water column; Plankton abundance per unit volume of the water column; Suspended particulate material grain size parameters; Temperature of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column; Plankton biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton and zoobenthos development stage parameters

Instruments

Fluorometers; CTD; nutrient analysers; plankton recorders; plankton nets; plankton counters; CTD undulators

Description 
Summary

This work is part of a European Community funded project to examine reasons for recruitment variability in clupeids. The basis of the approach is to derive an annual larval production curve and then later in the year to derive from which time during the spawning season the surviving juveniles have originated. The nutritional condition of larvae preserved during the cruises to determine the larval production is examined in conjunction with hydrographic and biological measurements to relate the relatively good and poor periods of survival to environmental factors. A preliminary cruise was carried out in April/May 1991 to establish an efficient sampling protocol for the main series of five by three week cruises between April and July 1992. The sampling grid on all the cruises was based on a series of 20 transects at approximately right angles to the coast each with 4 stations spaced at 10 mile intervals, CTD and plankton sampling being carried out at each station.

OriginatorsPlymouth Marine Laboratory
Availability 
OrganisationPlymouth Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director
Address

Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place The Hoe
Plymouth
England
PL1 3DH
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1752 633100
Facsimile+44 (0)1752 633101
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1053005
Global identifier686
Last revised2009-12-01