Benthos data collected in the Black Sea during the Leg 2 EROS Cruise in 1997

The dataset comprises data on the substrate type, temperature, salinity and benthos from 21 samples colected in NW Black Sea in the period 9-24 May 1997. Benthos samples have been take with a cylindrical plagtic bottle with cut off bottom named "Bucov" (S=1/172 cm2, h=10-12 cm). The sediment was preserved in buffered formalin 4% , then sieved through a 1 and 0.25 mm mesh sieve and subsequently stored in 70% ethanol. The database comprises taxonomic and quantitative data (density and wet weight biomass per square meter) for 75 macrobenthic species and 2 supraspecific groups.

Metadata Access
Publisher Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access service; EurOBIS - EMODnet Biology
Contributor Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ); National Research and Development Institute for Marine Geology and Geoecology
Publication Year 2022
OpenAccess true
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Discipline Marine Science
Spatial Coverage (28.799W, 43.749S, 31.801E, 46.550N)
Temporal Point 1997-01-01T00:00:00Z