Abundance of mesozooplankton in the Sicily Channel in October 1991. Part 1


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 aliquots (1/2-1/4) of fixed samples by using a graduate large-bore pipette. 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.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.703255
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.703255
Creator Mazzocchi, Maria Grazia
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Publication Year 2008
Funding Reference Sixth Framework Programme, 36949
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 3625 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (11.253W, 35.006S, 14.479E, 38.156N); Mediterranean Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 1991-10-06T01:30:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1991-10-18T14:00:00Z