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Zooplankton monitoring RADIALES - section off A Coruña (NW Spain, Galicia); inner-shelf (station depth 77m)
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Álvarez Ossorio M., Bode A.; Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO); (2015): Zooplankton monitoring RADIALES: Section off A Coruña (NW Spain, Galicia); inner-shelf (station depth 77m).

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Zooplankton time-series from the time-series monitoring programme RADIALES, done by IEO at different stations in the Northwest and North Iberian Shelf. more

Measured variables: - Size-fractionated biomass, for size-fractions 200-500, 500-1000, 1000-2000 and >2000 µm ESD (equivalent spherical diameter). - Water-column integrated abundance (individuals/m2) and/or concentration (individuals/m3) of meso-zooplankton (to the species level whenever possible. Collection method: Juday-Bogorov plankton net type 200 micrometer mesh-size; double oblique hauls between the surface and 5m above the bottom depth. Sampling depth: Water-column integrated hauls from 5 m above the bottom (or a maximum of 100m) to the surface Preservation of samples: 4% sodium borate-buffered formalin-seawater solution. Analytical method: Identification / Enumeration under the stereomicroscope. Taxonomic classification is carried out by different experts depending on location. Format of the files: csv file; matrix of depth-integrated water column abundance (individuals/m2 and/or individuals/m3) by motnh and by taxonomic affiliation (to the species level whenever possible), for each sampling station (latitude / longitude). All data are organised in a common Access database

Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Marine, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Spain, A Coruña

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -8,437; MinLat: 43,422 - MaxLong: -8,437; MaxLat: 43,422 [WGS84]
Spain, A Coruña

Temporal coverage
1994 - 2009


Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness; Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO), moredata creatordata manager

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

RADIALES: Oceanographic time series of the Instituto Español de Oceanografía, more

Based on this dataset
Bonnet, D. et al. (2005). An overview of Calanus helgolandicus ecology in European waters. Prog. Oceanogr. 65(1): 1-53., more
Bode, A. et al. (2012). Comparing copepod time-series in the north of Spain: Spatial autocorrelation of community composition. Prog. Oceanogr. 97-100: 108–119., more
Bode, A.; Barquero, S.; González, N.; Álvarez-Ossorio, M.T.; Varela, M. (2004). Contribution of heterotrophic plankton to nitrogen regeneration in the upwelling ecosystem of A Coruña (NW Spain). J. Plankton Res. 26(1): 11-28., more
Bode, A. et al. (1998). Estimations of mesozooplankton biomass in a coastal upwelling area off NW Spain. J. Plankton Res. 20(5): 1005-1014., more
Teira, E. et al. (2003). Plankton carbon budget in a coastal wind-driven upwelling station off A Coruña (NW Iberian Peninsula). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 265: 31-43., more
Bode, A. et al. (2003). Seasonal variations in upwelling and in the grazing impact of copepods on phytoplankton off A Coruña (Galicia, NW Spain). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 297(1): 85-105., more
Bode, A. et al. (2013). Shifts between gelatinous and crustacean plankton in a coastal upwelling region. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 70(5): 934-942., more
Bode, A.; Álvarez-Ossorio, M.T. (2004). Taxonomic versus trophic structure of mesozooplankton: a seasonal study of species succession and stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes in a coastal upwelling ecosystem. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 61(4): 563-571., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-10-30
Information last updated: 2015-06-15
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