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General
Data set name

Phytoplankton in waters around the Canary Islands (1978-91)

Data holding centreCanary Institute of Marine Sciences
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom 6 November 1978 to 20 December 1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Canary Islands

Observations 
Parameters

Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies

Instruments

Plankton nets; optical microscopes; spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

The collection contains an inventory of phytoplanktonic species with a description of measurements, abundance, location and time of the year during which they have been observed in Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma, Gomera and Hierro. The data contain annual series for several points of the island of Gran Canaria and samples obtained in the course of expeditions for the remaining islands, with samplings from the surface to 150 m. More than 250 species included in microplankton have been classified.

OriginatorsCanary Institute of Marine Sciences
Availability 
OrganisationCanary Institute of Marine Sciences
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactThe Director (The scientist responsible for the data set)
Address

Canary Institute of Marine Sciences
Carretera de Taliarte, s/n.
Telde (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
Canary Islands
35200
Spain

Telephone+34 928 693912
Facsimile+34 928 132908
Administration 
Collating centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Local identifier8003002
Global identifier2534
Last revised2009-01-14