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Data set name

Infaunal benthos in the Cantabrian continental margin

Data holding centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom 2003 to 2004
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Asturies continental margin (North Spain)

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance

Instruments

Optical microscopes

Description 
Summary

The collection contains data on composition, biomass, diversity and evenness of the infaunal benthic communities at stations in the Asturias continental margin. The data is recorded on EXCEL. There is also data on annual production of dominating species. The samples were taken with a 'box corer' dredge and were sieved with a 0.5 mm mesh. Two cruises were carried out to sampling ground from 400-1200 m.

OriginatorsIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Availability 
OrganisationIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
AvailabilityMoratorium
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 identifier8036202
Global identifier2849
Last revised2009-02-09