Spatial and temporal variability in the phytoplankton community of the Western Arabian Gulf in 2017 and 2018


Samples for phytoplankton abundance analysis were collected in Saudi Arabian waters of the Arabian Gulf during summer 2017 and winter to early spring 2018. This study was part of the Sustaining VI project, jointly conducted by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and Saudi-Aramco. Phytoplankton samples were taken from surface waters, fixed with Lugol's iodine solution and analyzed in the laboratory using the Utermöhl sedimentation technique.

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Creator Heinle, Moritz ORCID logo; Kolchar, Rajaneesh; Flandez, Ace Vincent ORCID logo; Clardy, Todd Ryan; Thomas, Biji; Hikmawan, Tyas I ORCID logo; Prihartato, Perdana K; Abdulkader, Khaled A; Qurban, Mohamad
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference KING FAHD UNIV PETROLEUM MINERALS Crossref Funder ID CEW02428 Sustaining Research Project, Marine Environmental Studies in the Arabian Gulf – Phase VI
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2760 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (48.704W, 25.716S, 50.388E, 28.545N); Arabian Gulf
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-07-04T07:50:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2018-03-28T08:10:00Z