Abundance and biomass of zooplankton collected monthly from January 1978 to december 1978 in front of Constanta city, Black Sea


The Est Constanta 1978 dataset contains zooplankton data collected monthly from January 1978 to december 1978 allong a 5 station transect in front of the city Constanta (44°10'N, 28°41.5'E – EC1; 44°10'N, 28°47'E – EC2; 44°10'N, 28°54'E – EC3; 44°10'N, 29°08'E – EC4; 44°10'N, 29°22'E – EC5). Zooplankton sampling was undertaken at 5 stations where samples were collected using a Juday closing net in the 0-10, 10-25, 25-50m layer (depending also on the water masses). The dataset includes samples analysed for mesozooplankton species composition and abundance.Sampling volume was estimated by multiplying the mouth area with the wire length. Taxon-specific mesozooplankton abundance was count under microscope. Total abundance is the sum of the counted individuals. Total biomass Fodder, Rotifera , Ctenophora and Noctiluca was estimated using a tabel with wet weight for each species an stage.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849090
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.849090
Creator Petranu, Adriana
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
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 8875 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (28.692W, 44.167S, 29.367E, 44.167N); Black Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 1978-01-25T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1978-12-12T00:00:00Z