Macrobenthos of the sand biotops, 2003 (Black Sea off the coast of south-weastern Crimea)


Macrofauna were sampled in 2003, collected from the Sevastopol area (Black Sea off the coast of south-weastern Crimea). The sampling took place with the devices: Grab (0.04 m²) and Petersen Grab (0.1 m²) at depths from 3 to 25 m. Three transects were located perpendicular to the coast at a distance of 100 m. Two samples were taken at each station (44 samples per area). The sampled material was washed with 1 mm mesh sieve system and preserved in 75% alcohol, which is known to preserve morphological structures without distortion. We avoided prior fixation in formalin in order to not damage calcareous taxa. For each species, the average abundance (Ind/m²), the average wet biomass (g/m²) and the number of species was recorded.

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Creator Mazlumyan, Sofia A ORCID logo; Revkov, N K ORCID logo; Boltacheva, Natalya; Kolesnikova, Elena A
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2020
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 110 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (33.509W, 44.644S, 33.546E, 44.679N); Black Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2003-07-30T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2003-07-31T00:00:00Z