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Data set name

Dynamics of toxic phytoplankton along the Portuguese coast (1993-94)

Data holding centreNational Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom January 1993 to December 1994
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Portuguese continental coast

Observations 
Parameters

Phytoplankton taxonomic surface area in water bodies; Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies; Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Concentration of phycotoxins in biota; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic volume in water bodies; Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column; Phycobolin pigment concentrations in the water column

Instruments

Fluorometers; CTD; plankton nets; observers; autoanalysers; optical microscopes

Description 
Summary

The project comprises a study of the dynamics of toxic phytoplankton off the Portuguese coast and its relationship with physical parameters. Consequent toxicity of the living resources, with special emphasis on bivalve molluscs, has also been studied. Work has also been carried out on the management of related economic consequences and public health protection.

OriginatorsNational Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
Availability 
OrganisationNational Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactMarcelo Vasconcelos (President)
Address

National Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
Av. De Brasilia
Lisboa

1449-006
Portugal

Telephone+351 213010814
Facsimile+351 213015948
Emaildina@ipimar.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15040014
Global identifier2332
Last revised2009-10-29