Benthic Communities and Environmental Parameters in Three Mediterranean Ports (Sardinia, Crete, Tunisia)

Three seasonal sampling campaigns (winter, summer before touristic period, summer after touristic period) were implemented during 2012 in three Mediterranean touristic ports: Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy), Heraklion (Crete, Greece) and El Kantaoui (Tunisia). Three to five stations were sampled per port, which were part of different port sectors (leisure, fishing, passenger, cargo, shipyard). Three water and three sediment replicate samples were collected per station for analysis of nutrients, pigments and hydrocarbons. One replicate was analysed for physical parameters, heavy metals and granulometry. Five sediment replicates were collected for analysis of benthic biodiversity. Benthic organisms were sorted to the main taxonomic groups (e.g. .Annelida, Mollusca, Arthropoda, Echinodermata) and identified to species level.

Metadata Access
Publisher Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access service; EurOBIS - EMODnet Biology
Contributor Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Department of Biology; Laboratory of Zoology; Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ); Hellenic Centre for Marine Research; University of Cagliari; University of Florence
Publication Year 2024
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Discipline Marine Science
Temporal Coverage Begin 2012-02-13T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2012-09-25T00:00:00Z