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Trawl-survey data from the Pipeta Expedition in the Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean) collected in 1982
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National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy; (2017): Trawl-survey data from the Pipeta Expedition in the Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean) collected in 1982.

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The “Pipeta programme” (named after the Italian commercial trawler used; 300 HP; LOA = 26 m) was started in 1982 by the Laboratory of Marine Biology and Fisheries (LMBF, Italy) and the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IOF, Croatia). The expedition was a fishery-independent trawl-survey of the demersal communities using a bottom otter-trawl net (wing mesh-size: 55 mm; cod-end mesh-size: 22 mm; foot-rope length: 41 m; head-rope length: 32 m). The survey was successively called GRUND programme and ended in 2007. more

The average towing speed was about 3.5 knots, and the sampling duration was 60 minutes. This dataset includes CPUE (n/h and kg/h) indexes for 187 benthic invertebrate species recorded between May 3rd 1982 (spring survey) and December 16th 1982 (autumn survey) at 61 stations. Species synonymies were updated according to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Some species are grouped into multispecies categories that group taxonomically similar species, i.e. species of the same genus (e.g. Macropodia spp.). Information on bottom type was also reported at each station. The depth of each station was extracted from the EMODnet Digital Bathymetry. Three replicates of each haul were performed during spring survey, while during autumn two replicates of each haul were performed. In the database, the mean value of coordinates and CPUE are reported for each station (2,451 records).

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Demersal trawl, Historical records, Marine Historical Ecology, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Adriatic Sea, Annelida, Arthropoda, Brachiopoda, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Porifera

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 12,34; MinLat: 41,9 - MaxLong: 17; MaxLat: 45,49 [WGS84]
MED, Adriatic Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
3 May 1982 - 16 December 1982

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Brachiopoda [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]

Catch per unit effort, Depth, Sediment sample

National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), moredata creator
Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research; Branch office Chioggia, moredata creator

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

HMAP: History of Marine Animal Populations, more

Based on this dataset
Simunovic, A. (1997). Quantitative and qualitative investigations of benthic communities in the areas of mobile bottoms of the Adriatic Sea. Acta Adriat. 38(1): 77-194, more
Describing this dataset
Fortibuoni, T. et al. (2017). Fish and fishery historical data since the 19th century in the Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean. Scientific Data 4: 170104., more
Vrgoc, N. et al. (2004). Review of current knowledge on shared demersal stocks of the Adriatic Sea. FAO-MiPAF Scientific Cooperation to Support Responsible Fisheries in the Adriatic Sea. GCP/RER/010/ITA/TD-12. AdriaMed Technical Documents, 12 . FAO AdriaMed: Termoli. 91 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-03-07
Information last updated: 2017-03-20
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