Abundance of mesozooplankton in the Tyrrhenian Sea in April 1991


Mouth diameter of the net was 113 cm, mesh size 250 µm. Samples were immediately fixed with formaldehyde (2-4% final concentration) for specimen identification and counts. Volumes of filtered seawater were estimated by multiplying the area of the net mouth by heights of sampled layers from winch readings. Identification and counts of specimens were performed on aliquots (1/8-1/2) of entire samples by using the Huntsman beaker subsampling technique (Van Guelpen et al., 1982) Copepods were identified to the species level but not separated into females, males and juveniles (copepodites). All other taxa were identified at the species level when possible, or at higher taxonomic levels. Taxonomic identification was done according to the most relevant and updated taxonomic literature.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.702109
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.702109
Creator Mazzocchi, Maria Grazia
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Publication Year 2008
Funding Reference Sixth Framework Programme https://doi.org/10.13039/100011103 Crossref Funder ID 36949 https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/36949 Southern European Seas: Assessing and Modelling Ecosystem Changes
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1584 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (10.167W, 40.417S, 12.667E, 41.583N); Tyrrhenian Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 1991-04-23T05:05:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1991-04-25T09:50:00Z