Seawater carbonate chemistry and pteropod standing stocks from stations 1–22 from the western to the eastern Mediterranean Sea


We characterise spring pteropod distribution throughout the Mediterranean Sea, an understudied region for this common group of marine calcifying organisms. This semi-enclosed sea is rapidly changing under climatic and anthropogenic forcings. The presence of surface water biogeochemical gradients from the Atlantic Ocean/Gibraltar Strait to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea allowed us to investigate pteropod distribution and their ecological preferences.

In order to allow full comparability with other ocean acidification data sets, the R package seacarb (Gattuso et al, 2024) was used to compute a complete and consistent set of carbonate system variables, as described by Nisumaa et al. (2010). In this dataset the original values were archived in addition with the recalculated parameters (see related PI). The date of carbonate chemistry calculation by seacarb is 2024-03-21.

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Creator Johnson, Roberta ORCID logo; Manno, Clara; Ziveri, Patrizia ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Yang, Yan
Publication Year 2024
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 683 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-6.288W, 35.375S, 25.344E, 41.300N); Mediterranean Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2013-05-02T16:50:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-06-01T08:20:00Z