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Data set name

Zooplankton data in the Alboran Sea (1978-79)

Data holding centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom 1978 to 1979
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Alboran Sea, between Cape Gata and Punta Europa, including the Bay of Algeciras

Observations 
Parameters

Microzooplankton generic abundance in water bodies

Instruments

Plankton nets

Description 
Summary

The collection of plankton data covers diverse parameters obtained during the years 1978 and 1979 in the Sea of Alboran. The sampled radials comprise: Almeria, Motril, Malaga, Sabinillas and the Bay of Algeciras. Samplings were monthly or every two months at the following depths for each radial: 25, 50, 75 and 100m. Samples were obtained using Hensen 300 micron nets for vertical haulings, and Juday-Bogorov 250 micron nets for oblique haulings. Registered data are: depth, zooplankton biomass, abundance of main zooplankton species, and population features of chaetognaths. The total number of stations recorded was 163. Data are stored on hard copy (cards per season), and the samples themselves are also usable.

OriginatorsIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Availability 
OrganisationIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactAlvaro Fernandez (Director)
Address

IEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Corazon de Maria,8
MADRID

28002
Spain

Telephone+34 91 5974443
Facsimile+34 915 974770
Emaildirector@md.ieo.es
Administration 
Collating centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Local identifier8036060
Global identifier2709
Last revised2009-01-12