Mesozooplankton abundance from 1972-1995 in the coastal Middle Adriatic Sea

Monthly mesoozooplankton samplings started in 1950s, performed by vertical tows of Hensen net (73 cm mouth diameter, 330 µm mesh size) from 35–0 m. Samples were fixed in 2 % formaldehyde solution buffered with borax. No flowmeter was used. From 1950s-1995 mesozooplankton was sampled on approximately monthly basis and data are available from January 1972 to November 1995 (with gaps in 1975) and include the abundances expressed as no.ind.m-3 at group level of the zooplankton groups such as Copepoda, Cladocera, Appendicularia, Chaetognatha, Tunicata, Ostracoda, Polychaeta, Decapoda larvae, various meroplankton larvae, Pisces ova, Pisces larvae and Hydromedusae/Siphonophora. From 1995 the sampling program with Hensen net was interrupted and investigations continued with Nansen net, 125 µm mesh size.

Metadata Access
Publisher Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access service; EurOBIS - EMODnet Biology
Contributor Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ); Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Publication Year 2023
OpenAccess true
Contact blue-cloud-support(at)
Discipline Marine Science
Spatial Coverage (16.376W, 43.527S, 16.376E, 43.527N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 1972-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1995-01-01T00:00:00Z