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Benthos from Karkinitsky Gulf (Black Sea)
Petrov A., Povchun A.S., Zolotrev P.N. Initial data set (1980-1989) on abundance and biomass of soft-bottom macrozoobenthos of Karkinitsky gulf, Western Crimea, Ukraine. Institute of Biology of Southern Seas, Ukraine.

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Abundance and Biomass of soft-bottom benthos from Karkinitsky gulf (North-Western Crimea, The Black Sea, Ukraine) for period within 1980-1989 more

Karkinitsky Gulf is shallow (depth up to 35-40m) and one of the most productive nearshore region of the Black Sea. First investigation of benthic assemblages was made by L.V. Arnoldi (USSR) in 1930s. The pronounced changes in the Gulf bottom assemblages had occurred since 1930s till 1980s due to results of intensive fisheries, mussel’ dredging activity, general pollution of the water area as well as agricultural developments at the adjacent near shore zones. Benthic Samples in Karkinitsky Gulf had been taken during several irregular sampling cruises by R/V within period 1980-1989.

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Benthos, Biomass, research vessel, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Black Sea, Arthropoda, Bivalvia, Chordata, Echinodermata, Gastropoda, Loricata, Nemertina, Phoronidae Hatschek, 1880, Polychaeta, Porifera

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 32,0833; MinLat: 45,2333 - MaxLong: 33,4; MaxLat: 46,05 [WGS84]
MED, Black Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
July 1980 - October 1989

Taxonomic coverage
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Loricata [WoRMS]
Nemertina [WoRMS]
Phoronidae Hatschek, 1880 [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]

Benthos biomass
Benthos density

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas (IBSS), moredata managerdata ownerdata creator

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
MedOBIS: Mediterranean Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2011-12-09
Information last updated: 2022-08-02
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