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Data set name

Pelagic food web of the Aegean Sea (1997-1998)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
CountryGreece  Greece
Time periodMarch and September 1997, March 1998
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Aegean Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Microzooplankton grazing; Primary production in the water column; Bacterial production in the water column

Instruments

Plankton nets; discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

The aim of the project was the study of the pelagic food web structure and the carbon flow within it in two areas of the Aegean Sea: the very oligotrophic S.Aegean sea and the less oligotrophic N. Aegean sea. Samples were collected at 7 stations in the N.Aegean and at 6 stations in the S.Aegean at standard depths (or at different layers). Bacterioplankton, microzooplankton and mesozooplankton biomass and/or abundance were measured and the micro- and mesozooplankton community species composition was studied in the whole water column (down to 1000m). Phytoplankton biomass and production (size fractionated) were measured in the euphotic zone, as well as bacterial production, copepod production and grazing on phytoplankton.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr I. Siokou
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Av. P.O.Box 712
Anavyssos

19013
Greece

Telephone+30-22910-76452
Facsimile+30-22910-76347
Emailvlikou@hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6010012
Global identifier1247
Last revised2015-07-07