Abundance of phytoplankton in the western Mediterranea Sea during the Bilim 2 cruise in October 2008


The phytoplankton samples were collected by 5l Niskin bottles attached to the CTD system. The sampling depths were selected according to the CTD profiles and the in situ fluorometer readings. The samples (50 ml sea water) were preserved with prefiltered (0.2 micron) glutardialdehyde solution (1.5 ml of commercial glutardialdehyde (25%)) into dark colored glass bottles.Preserved samples were poured into 10 or 25 ml settling chambers (Hydro-Bios) for cells to settle on the bottom over a day. Species identification and enumeration were done under an inverted microscope (Olympus IX71). At least 400 specimen were tried to be counted in each sample.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.847570
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.847570
Creator Uysal, Zahit
Publisher PANGAEA
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
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 816 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (30.991W, 33.251S, 31.009E, 36.493N); Mediterranean Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2008-10-18T09:26:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2008-10-20T04:48:00Z