Monthly series of zooplankton abundance and biomass collected between 1989 and 2016 at A Coruña (NW Spain)


Zooplankton sampled approximately at monthly intervals between April 1988 and December 2016 at Station E2CO (A Coruña, NW Spain) with double-oblique tows of a 50-cm diameter Juday-Bogorov plankton net with 250 μm (until 1997) or 200 μm (from 1997 onwards) mesh size. The net was equipped with a General Oceanic Flowmeter for the calculation of water filtered and a depth recorder. All samples were collected between 10:00 and 14:00 o'clock (local time) and were preserved in 2−4% sodium borate-buffered formaldehyde. Sub-samples were taken to estimate total zooplankton abundances (in ind × m−3) by direct examination using a stereo microscope, and biomass (in μg DW × L−1) by weighting dried aliquots (50 ºC, 48 h). Species names referenced to the Word Register of Marine Species (last access: June 2019). Zooplankton identification and counts were made by M.T. Álvarez-Ossorio (until 2015), E. Rey and M.A. Louro (2016). These series are part of the long-term observational project RADIALES (Instituto Español de Oceanografía, IEO, Spain).

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Creator Bode, Antonio ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1656 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-8.437 LON, 43.422 LAT); Galicia Margin
Temporal Coverage Begin 1988-04-12T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2016-12-13T00:00:00Z