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Zooplankton monitoring of the Lisbon Bay, Portugal, since 2005
Dos Santos, A.; Marraccini, A.; Cruz, J.; Santinho, C.; Dominguez, R.; Quintela, M.F.; Pires R.T.F.; Marques, R. (2017): Zooplankton monitoring of the Lisbon Bay, Portugal, since 2005

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This data was acquired at the Cascais monitoring site, which is a station of the time-series CASCAIS-WATCH, the oceanographic observation programme of the Oceanography and Plankton Group of the Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA). The station is located off Cascais Bay, outside the Tagus River estuary at 38°40’N 09°26W, in a water depth of around 38m. Zooplankton samples are collected from 30m to the surface on a monthly basis with a WP2 net (50cm diameter, 200μm mesh). more

Samples are divided in two: one half is preserved in 4% borax-buffered formalin in seawater and later examined for identification and counting of mesozooplankton. The other half is lyophilized and weighted for biomass determination. Neuston samples are also collected using a rectangular net with a mouth opening of 0.2×1.0 m and 200µm mesh size, towed horizontally at the surface for 3 to 5 minutes. Besides zooplankton monitoring, temperature, salinity, and chlorophyll a are measured with a CTD fluorometer. The reaults are analysed for information regarding the abundance, seasonal distribution and biodiversity of zooplankton in the area.

Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Marine/Coastal, lowered unmanned submersible, Lyophilization, ANE, Portugal, Chaetognatha, Diplostraca, Copepoda, Hydrozoa, Pisces

Geographical coverage
ANE, Portugal [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From February 2005 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Chaetognatha [WoRMS]
Diplostraca [WoRMS]
Copepoda [WoRMS]
Hydrozoa [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Based on this dataset
O'Brien, T.D. et al. (Ed.) (2013). ICES Zooplankton Status Report 2010/2011. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 318(Spec. Issue). ICES: Copenhagen. ISBN 978-87-7482-125-0. 208 pp., more
O'Brien, T.D. et al. (Ed.) (2011). ICES Zooplankton Status Report 2008/2009. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 307(Spec. Issue). ICES: Copenhagen. ISBN 978-87-7482-087-1, more
O'Brien, T.D. et al. (2008). ICES zooplankton status report 2006/2007. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 292. ICES: Copenhagen. ISBN 978-87-7482-037-6. 168 pp., more
Valdés, L.; O'Brien, T.; López-Urrutia, A. (Ed.) (2006). Zooplankton monitoring results in the ICES area: summary status report 2004/2005. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 281. ICES: Copenhagen. ISBN 87-7482-049-4. 43 pp., more
Hughes, S.L.; Lavin, A. (2005). The annual ICES ocean climate status summary 2004/2005. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 275. ICES: Copenhagen. 37 pp., more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-08-02
Information last updated: 2022-08-09
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