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Data set name

Marine fauna from Aegean islands included in the Natura 2000 network (Fournoi, Karpathos-Saria, Kassos, Milos-Polyaigos)

Data holding centreUniversity of Athens, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Zoology (LZ/UATH)
CountryGreece  Greece
Time periodFournoi, Karpathos-Saria, Kassos: September 1997; Milos-Polyaigos: April-May 1998
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Central and Southern Aegean

Observations 
Parameters

Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance

Description 
Summary

In the framework of the assessment of the marine environment for the preparation of a multidisciplinary management plan for the protection of the monk seal 'Monachus monachus' we obtained preliminary information on marine benthos diversity of shallow waters along the coasts of the above Natura 2000 sites. Sampling depth was around 5 m for the Ponnar grab and 10-20 for the dredge. Three to five grab replicates were taken at each station and then used as a pooled sample. The type of the sediment was noted (mud to pebbles, with or without phanerogams) before sieving through a 1 mm sieve. Grab sample analysis revealed 309 species (among them 8 species are, or have proposed to be protected) while that of the dredge material, 367 and 12 species respectively. All data were compiled by the holding centre.

OriginatorsUniversity of Athens, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Zoology (LZ/UATH)
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Athens, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Zoology (LZ/UATH)
AvailabilityLicence
ContactProf. M. Moraitou-Apostolopoulou
Address

University of Athens, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Zoology (LZ/UATH)
Panepistimiopolis
Athens

157 01
Greece

Telephone+30-210-7274606
Emailmapostol@biol.uoa.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR/HNODC)
Local identifier6036009
Global identifier1367
Last revised2015-07-14