Mesozooplankton abundance and species composition in the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno in March 1987. Part 2


Mouth diameter of the net was 113 cm, mesh size 200 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 1/4 of fixed samples by using the Huntsman beaker subsampling technique (Van Guelpen et al., 1982). 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.

Metadata Access
Creator Mazzocchi, Maria Grazia
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Publication Year 2008
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 3059 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (13.965W, 40.252S, 14.885E, 40.848N); Tyrrhenian Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 1987-03-18T09:30:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1987-03-26T16:50:00Z