Abundance and biomass of macrobenthos in the western part of the Black Sea during Mare Nigrum cruise S-RO2


Dataset containing macrobenthos data for samples collected during September 2008 in the North-West Black Sea (between 44°46' - 43°45' N latitude and 30° 11' - 29°35' E longitude). Macrobenthos sampling was done in 4 stations using a 0.14 m**2 Van Veen grab.Washing of the sample through two sieves - 1 mm and 0.25 mm mesh size; the material retained by the two sieves was examined at the binocular microscope; all animals were extracted, using fine tweezers and the species or group of species were identified and counted (in order to determine the density of populations); the larger organisms were measured and weighed (structure and biomass); for smaller organisms, the average wet weights inscribed in standard tables were used to calculate the biomass. Taxonomic identification was done at the GeoEcoMar by A. Teaca and T. Begun using the relevant taxonomic literature ( “Key-book for the identification of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov Fauna, 1968 -1972, Kiev – in Russian, V 1-4; BĂCESCU, M.C., MÜLLER, G. I., GOMOIU, M.-T., 1971). BĂCESCU, M.C., MÜLLER, G. I., GOMOIU, M.-T., 1971-Benthic ecological research to Black Sea. Comparative quantitative and qualitative analyse of pontic benthic fauna. Marine Ecology, 4, 1-357 (in Romanian). Key-book for the identification of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov Fauna, 1968 -1972, Kiev, V. 1-4 (in Russian).

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.848569
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.848569
Creator Teaca, Adrian ORCID logo; Begun, Tatiana ORCID logo; Gomoiu, Marian-Traian
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2015
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/
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 224 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (29.586W, 43.755S, 30.190E, 44.771N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2008-09-09T16:30:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2008-09-11T11:00:00Z