Abundance of mesozooplankton in the Cilician Basin during the Bilim 2 cruise in March 2008

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The Sesame dataset contains mesozooplankton data collected during March 2008 in the Cilician Basin (between between 35.40'- 36.79 N latitude and 33.19- 36.07 E ). Mesozooplankton samples were collected by using a WP-2 closing net with 200 micron mesh size during day hours (07:00-18:00). Samples were taken in the 0-50, 50-100, 100-200 m layer at 6 stations in the Cilician Basin. The dataset includes samples analyzed for mesozooplankton species composition, abundance and total biomass (Dry weight(mg/m**3)).Taxon-specific mesozooplankton abundance: 1/2 sample or an aliquot was analyzed under the binocular microscope. Copepod species were identified and enumerated; the other mesozooplankters were identified and enumerated at higher taxonomic level (commonly named as mesozooplankton groups). Taxonomic identification was done at the METU-Institute of Marine Sciences by Tuba Terbiyik using the relevant taxonomic literatures.Mesozooplankton total abundance: 1/2 sample or an aliquot was analyzed under the binocular microscope. Copepod species were identified and enumerated; the other mesozooplankters were identified and enumerated at higher taxonomic level (commonly named as mesozooplankton groups). Taxonomic identification was done at the METU-Institute of Marine Sciences using the relevant taxonomic literatures

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DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.848550
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.848550
Provenance
Creator Uysal, Zahit; AK Örek, Yesim; Terbiyik, Tuba
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2015
Funding Reference Sixth Framework Programme, 36949
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
OpenAccess true
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 3664 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (33.919W, 35.960S, 36.073E, 36.751N); Mediterranean Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2008-03-20T08:40:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2008-03-24T10:30:00Z