Hydrography, nutrients, chlorophyll and phytoplankton data of Alcuda Bay (Mallorca, Balearic Islands)

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Data holding centreBaleares Islands University. Environmental Biology Department.
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom 24 July 1990 to 11 December 1991
Geographical area

Alcudia Bay (Mallorca, Balearic Islands)


Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Ocean colour and earth-leaving visible waveband spectral radiation; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies


Optical microscopes; spectrophotometers; nutrient analysers


The collection contains the values of the aforementioned parameters at seven stations distributed over two radials, one covering the Bay from its most inside point to the outside for a distance of 5 miles, and other located parallel to the coast for 3 miles. At each station continuous vertical profiles were carried out on the following parameters: salinity, radiation, oxygen and saturation percentage. The samples for the study of nutrients and phytoplankton were taken with hydrographic bottles along the water column at 5m intervals. The data are stored in spatial temporal series (depth-month) for each of the stations. The information relative to zooplanktonic communities, structure, composition and biomass is not contained in the collection of reference due to the fact that it has been compiled by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography and the CSIC (Inst. Of Advanced Studies), the other two institutions that participate in the project. The project was subsidised by the Autonomous Government of Balearic Island, and therefore all the information contained in the final report which we are now preparing is the property of said government. The possibility of making use of the collection of data depends on the results of the negotiations between the interested party, the Balearic Government and scientist involved in the project.

OriginatorsBaleares Islands University. Environmental Biology Department.
OrganisationBaleares Islands University. Environmental Biology Department.
ContactDr. Gabriel Moya/Dr. Antonio Martinez

Baleares Islands University. Environmental Biology Department.
Fac. de Ciencias. U. de Baleares Edificio Guillem Colom Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7.5
Palma de Mallorca
Balearic Islands

Telephone+34 971 173175
Facsimile+34 971173184
Collating centreIEO-CSIC, Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Local identifier8014001
Global identifier2595
Last revised2009-02-11