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Data set name

Macrozoobenthos of the Gulf of Riga

Data holding centreLatvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
CountryLatvia  Latvia
Time period1993 - 2006
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Gulf of Riga

Observations 
Parameters

Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed

Instruments

Benthos samplers

Description 
Summary

The monitoring of macrozoobenthos of the Gulf of Riga has been carried out from 1993 to 2006. Petersen grab was used for sampling up to 1994 and van Veen grab since 1995. Sampling was done 1-3 times in a year. Since 2001 once a year. After sampling sediments were washed out through capron sieve (mesh size 0.5 mm) without separation fraction >1 mm. Samples were preserved with formaldehyde solution (4%) buffered with borax. Abundance and biomass are related to square meter.

OriginatorsLatvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
Data web sitehttp://www.lhei.lv
Availability 
OrganisationLatvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactVadims Jermakovs (Researcher)
Address

Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
Voleru str.4
Riga

LV-1007
Latvia

Telephone+ 371 67602301
Facsimile+371 67601995
Emailvadims@monit.lu.lv
Administration 
Collating centreLatvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
Local identifier43001010
Global identifier1459
Last revised2009-01-30