Abundance of mesozooplankton in the North Balearic Sea in April 2003


Mouth diameter of the net was 113 cm, mesh size 200 µm. Each sample was split in two aliquots; an aliquot (ranging from 50 to 100%) was immediately fixed with formaldehyde (2-4% final concentration) for specimen identification and counts, while the other aliquot was maintained fresh and immediately utilized for biomass measurements. 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 (1/20-1/40) of the fixed samples by using a graduate large-bore pipette. Copepods were identified to the species level and 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.703971
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1029/2002JC001640
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.703971
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
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2412 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (5.000W, 40.750S, 5.099E, 42.303N); Mediterranean Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2003-04-18T23:05:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2003-04-24T20:15:00Z