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Data set name

Biocenotic characterization of hard bottom benthos along the Sicilian coast, Italy

Data holding centreENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom June to July 1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Gulfs of Castellammare and Palermo, island of Favignana (Sicily)

Observations 
Parameters

Bathymetry and Elevation

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

The benthos of the hard bottoms was studied by SCUBA observations along line transects and in situ countings in two areas along the Sicilian coast: the Gulf of Castellamare and the Gulf of Palermo. The island of Favignana was chosen as the reference site. Estimations of density and colonization rates of the physiognomically dominating species were assembled in matrices of data. Topographic profiles were produced which feature the topography and the distribution of these species. Water transparency was measured using a Secchi disk. Photographic material completes the data set. Some of the photographs were taken in an area where mucilage was observed.

OriginatorsENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
Data web sitehttp://www.santateresa.enea.it
Availability 
OrganisationENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactBruschi A.
Address

ENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
Forte S. Teresa Via S.Teresa 1
Lerici

19036
Italy

Telephone+39 0187 978215
Facsimile+39 0187 978273
Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-157
Global identifier3818
Last revised1992-09-23